It Doesn’t Matter What War it Was…or Wasn’t

It shouldn’t matter to us what war a veteran fought in–or risked fighting in, if they served between wars. It doesn’t matter if they were in a ship, or in a base far from the action. The Iraq war was not a popular one, and for good reason, but every vet who served there should be appreciated on Veteran’s Day–and should get VA help and a good chance at a job after their service. Same goes for Vietnam vets and Korean War vets of course. Veteran’s Day is for them as much as for World War One or WWII vets. They didn’t make the policy; they were simply told, this is where you can serve your country in the military. And so they did. About 5000 service personnel lost their lives there. Some who survived were maimed; they lost limbs or had other egregious injuries; many suffer from PTSD, also an injury. Same goes for the war in Afghanistan, however you feel about it, or any other war, any type of military service. If they served, we’re grateful for their service. Coast Guardsmen, too, by the way, serve their country in uniform, often risking their lives to save others. They’re also part of the line of defense should we be at risk of invasion. . .

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