Vietnam vets deserve place of honor
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