The Oct. 28 article Famed ‘napalm girl’ starts healing in S. Fla is an awakening to the despair that war brings to civilians, and also the military. It spurred my remembrance of those who serve our country and others.
Veterans, upon beginning their service to the country, are obligated to take an oath promising to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to serve with discipline and to accept orders, including those from the president of the United States.
The oath is more than words. It is has been carried out over the many years through wars, and conflict — World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan.
We have learned that peace comes at a high cost. Veterans also continue giving service when they return home. What is important is mutual respect between civilians and veterans.
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Veterans are the foundation of America from George Washington to present. I share our thanks to veterans for maintaining their diligence.
Louis Cohen, Tamarac