“It is not where you serve, but how you serve.”
– J. Rubin Clark
If you have not visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., please consider doing so. It is not flashy or grand, but simple and direct, like the men and women it honors. It is not anonymous, but highly personal, containing the names of over 52,000 people killed in service. It can be touched, and powerfully touches back. And it rises out of the earth, and then recedes back into the earth, like each one of us will. It truly serves to remind us of the inhumanity of war, and the humanity of those who served. To all of you who have served in the name of peace and freedom, THANK YOU.
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