One More for the Veterans

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When traveling I often mention to my driver (wife) that we should pull over in the next town and check out a Vietnam Veterans' Memorial. I must have seen a hundred of them by now, but never tire of pausing for a moment and bowing my head in rememberance of what all our veterans have done for us. I like to think that other countries have veterans too, and even if they opposed us in battle, it was their  leaders who sent them into the fray. Veterans from every country, from every war, get my respect all year long. My latest visit was on a bike ride along the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima Rivers.

Richland War Memorial

This one is in Richland, Washington along the Columbia River.

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso
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Very nice, Glenn.  It is so important to remember what the military and people have sacrificed for us along the way.  We have an awesome country with freedom - priceless.

May 29, 2011 03:32 AM #1
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Robert Hammerstein
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Glen - A very nice gesture and monumetn for sure. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and remember all those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms

May 29, 2011 03:32 AM #2
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We just do not give enough for our Vets thanks for sharing
May 29, 2011 03:37 AM #3
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
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This brings chills to my spine!   With my husband we stop when we see a memorial as well!!!   We can't thank our vets....you included....enough!

May 29, 2011 04:13 AM #4
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Hi Glenn.....and I thank you for your service during Vietnam....I remember your story when you won the Kodak challenge.

May 29, 2011 05:50 AM #5
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Glenn, a nice monument.  Simply stated, but elegant and appropriate.  Thanks again for your service!

May 29, 2011 10:18 AM #6
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Glenn Roberts
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Cara, Robert, William, Deborah, Barbara and Bilz - Thank you all and please enjoy this weekend, fondly, for those who've gone ahead of us, and safely.

May 29, 2011 11:04 AM #7
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Doug Bullwinkel
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As a fellow Vietnam Vet, I thank you for your post remembering those that sacrificed so much.  The attitude  today is a lot different than it was when we returned.

May 29, 2011 07:43 PM #8
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Nicely said. I truly believe (and the evidence seems to be gathering especially this last year) that there are certain fundamental things all humans want (and those things are now in the global conversation)... We want to get along, feel safe, create a better world for our children, and live a life with meaning... Bless the veterans of everywhere, they sacrificed so we could at least have this conversation.

May 29, 2011 10:04 PM #9
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Glenn Roberts
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Doug - Protesting war is one thing, dishonoring those with different values is another. I think the population at large learned the difference in the 60's and 70's. Thanks for your service.

René - Electronic communication has brought the world closer together. High speed travel has brought the world closer together. Now mindsets are starting to change and discover that we all can get along.

May 30, 2011 02:42 AM #10
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Glenn, I hope your comment to Rene is true--that communication technology and travel speeds make it easier to all get along. 

All we, the beneficiaries, can do is remember and honor the ultimate sacrifice given by those who served when their country called on them.

May 30, 2011 01:48 PM #11
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Glenn Roberts
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Lloyd - I like to think that ignorance breeds fear, intolerance and bigotry. By knowing more about our neighbors, near and far, we can find better ways to work together.

May 30, 2011 03:53 PM #12
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
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HI GLENN! What a beautiful photo and words to live by.  War is war - no matter who or where - human beings die in war. 

Jun 03, 2011 10:39 AM #13
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Glenn that is a nice thought that other countries have these monuments for their Veterans. Hopefully some day we will get to see the one you posted, looks like a nice rest spot.

Jun 03, 2011 12:24 PM #14
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