America has many scars and battle wounds, but they have never kept us down. We have more victories than defeats, more heroes than cowards, more great leaders than traitors. We have a military force unequal to any, and it is all voluntary.
For this I say “thank you.” Those words are hardly enough to appreciate the giving of a life or the sacrifice of health. But they are all I have. To all veterans of our military, you are honored and appreciated.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, I would like to give a special tribute to all those who fought during this conflict. Sadly, you were not honored by some the way you should have been when you returned home, but thankfully those days are over.
May we never forget our heroes (which is anyone who was willing to serve) and may we always acknowledge what they have bought for us. Our country has fought many wars since the fight for independence in 1776. Each one cost many lives. Because of the bravery of thousands, we can be the free and independent nation we are today. We have been blessed because we were willing to stand up and fight for our freedom. God’s light has shone from America as a beacon to the world of His goodness because we made the sacrifices necessary to fight against evil.
Take some time this week to thank a vet.
I would like to honor the veterans in my family:
Ken Latta, US Navy Kenny Latta, US Army
Jonathan Latta, US Air Force Lloyd Watson, US Navy
William Watson, US Army E.J. Thornton, US Navy
Donald Thornton, US Navy Billy Ray Thornton, US Navy
Jack Thornton, US Navy Hubert Watson, US Army Air Corp
If you would like to honor some veterans here, please feel free to do so.