Every year for the past 12, I am Humbled by a Vietnam Veteran. Without fail, the telephone will ring and an acquaintance named Edwin will call and say "Edward, thank you for your service to this country." I did serve for 4 years in the US Airforce during Vietnam but left unscathed, thank God. Edwin however did not as he lost a leg from the knee down to a carefully placed land mine. Our paths seldom cross since he lives in Minnesota and I in Houston..yet he calls every year.
Thank you to all who have paid such a high price and without complaint or bitterness continue to love this country and it's people. You and Edwin are true patriots!