2016-12-07 / Letters

Vietnam vets deserve place of honor

Dear Editor:

I felt compelled to write to you pertaining to the suggested site for the Vietnam Memorial. I am not a Berkeley Springs resident, but my wife was born and raised there and her mother and sister still live there. I did not serve in the military, but lived during the Vietnam era.

My best friend and classmate in high school was killed in action in Vietnam. Our Vietnam veterans came home to their country that sent them to war without so much as a thank you. It is time that we recognize them and their service with a memorial worthy of that service.

The memorial needs to be out in the open where it can be seen and visited by everyone who chooses, in a place of honor.

Let us not stab these heroes in the back again by hiding the memorial in an out of the way, hidden location. They deserve much, much more.

Jeffrey J. Bradshaw

Adamstown, Md.

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as a Vietnam era Veteran

as a Vietnam era Veteran wearing the uniform in public often resulted in being cursed and spit upon but that is ok . we were a divided country and much like today it seems the generation gap continues. . as to a memorial ,may i suggest a simple stair case that leads up a step for each year of the conflict and the symbolism is that for many who served their lives ended going no where but we the living can carry on and look ahead in large part because of such service tradition that we in uniform make possible. the memorial in my mind would be meant to be walked on or just viewed , it would be the visitor's choice

as a Vietnam era Veteran

as a Vietnam era Veteran wearing the uniform in public often resulted in being cursed and spit upon but that is ok . we were a divided country and much like today it seems the generation gap continues. . as to a memorial ,may i suggest a simple stair case that leads up a step for each year of the conflict and the symbolism is that for many who served their lives ended going no where but we the living can carry on and look ahead in large part because of such service tradition that we in uniform make possible. the memorial in my mind would be meant to be walked on or just viewed , it would be the visitor's choice
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