As the Veterans’ Day holiday recedes into the past, I am reminded of how my views on military veterans have changed — and just how dramatically — all within the past six months.
This blog is still relatively new and (like most blogs) a work in progress.
One of my very first posts was a short contemplation on the Memorial Day weekend late this past spring. (http://jaypochapin.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/a-few-thoughts-on-memorial-day/) I still stand by what I wrote, but my perspective has absolutely undergone some change.
You see, I now work among veterans, probably to a greater degree than I ever have previously. And I now see with greater clarity than ever before what happens when the flower of the country’s youth are sent to wage war in a foreign land.
Back in the day, in MY day, when I was personally concerned about such things, “the war” was Vietnam. Like its predecessor in…
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