we need more leaders willing to go all hands on like him in this country... hopefully he gets more involved in the care our vets recieve when they get home from deployments because seeing vets homeless after what they have done for us our country just makes me cry every time
It's wonderful that these men and women keep this Memorial in good shape I have one thing to say about the writer of the story. With this closing remark " washing the memorial for her and her child to enjoy." This memorial is not to be enjoyed its to be respeceted revered honored not enjoyed Flame away
I thought the same thing. One does not "enjoy" the Wall...it is a time of sadness, pride, thought and reverence. My husband was in Vietnam twice and he has buddys on that Wall. We honor their memory when we gaze at those who gave their all. From the ones who came back it way to always remember their sacrifice.
A NOTE FOR ELENA BLUE:
Even after 48 years, I still have the occasional nightmare. But even your husband will tell you we didn't fight for some amorphous ideal, or for money, or any of that crap. We fought for each other, the same as every soldier, in any war you care to name.
That these vets, and Sec Zinke care enough to go an extra mile means more to us, and more to your husband, than we can possibly ever explain to you.
From a VN-era Army Ranger to a ME-era Navy SEAL, well played, Mr Secretary! Frankly, I would have expected no less from a Navy Seal and a man with your history!
I have 23 West Point Classmates and more friends and soldiers on that Wall than I care to count!
And to the Rolling Thunder Vets, Hand Salute, Gentlemen! Well done!