Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

November 12, 2011

Comments Made At Ligonier (PA) 2011 Veterans Day Event


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

COMMENTS MADE AT

LIGONIER, PENNSYLVANIA’S

2011 VETERANS DAY EVENT

     The theme of the Ligonier, Pennsylvania, 2011 Veterans Day was the Vietnam War.

     Some scattered comments heard at the event:

Miscellaneous comments:

  • Let us translate the notion of war into the notion of peace
  • In tolerance there’s progress—progress into a better world
  • Just as there is bravery in war, there is bravery in peace
  • We have the courage to work for a better life
  • There is a  voluntary discipline of citizenship
  • We never properly thanked our Viet Nam servicemen for their service
  • The unpopular war’s frustration experienced by the American people was taken out on the Veterans of the Viet Nam War
  •  I believe the Viet Nam War was a turning point in history, as to how Americans treated veterans

From a Viet Nam veteran:

  • ·         The first official death of the Vietnam War occurred in 1959; the last occurred in March, 1975
  • ·         Being in Viet Nam was extremely difficult, especially for the infantry. Soldiers went into battle in a somber mood.
  • ·         It was scary, extremely difficult, because every step you took could be your last
  • ·         The military had to deal with various bugs: leeches, spiders, mosquitoes
  • ·         We were just ordinary men doing our job. Don’t call me a hero—I was just doing my job.
  • ·         I only knew one woman who served in Viet Nam, she served there for nine months.

 

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Veterans Day 11-11-2011

RIGHTING A CIVIL WAR WRONG: A Gravestone for a Civil War Veteran

Flag Man (Bob Cornell) Shivers

Pearl Harbor: A 1942 Radio Broadcast Script

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