As the Nation, Served, chooses to either ignore many issues, Agent Orange - PTS - More, as before during and since. Or outright deny, Sally Satel Still Selling Care for PTSD Veterans is Waste of Money, and still more since, Gulf War Syndrome - Burn Pit contamination - More, the issues exist and that care for is minimal if any at all. With the battles on the homefront still being waged, finally an Executive branch and Cabinet of have been addressing, even though grossly under funded and not built as promised, with Sec Shinseki, targeted by conservatives for speaking military truth while still active, and continuing with Sec McDonald! If those served have to Sacrifice as well, even pay for the wars, they don't want to hear it, easier just to blame the VA personal for the problems they created and through their representatives created by not keeping to the promises and building the agency that's their Prime Responsibility to those few who've served them and with those who've fallen!
And as we witnessed many lessons learned, militarily even, were quickly forgotten!
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2015 – As the United States and Vietnam mend and strengthen relations, a congressional ceremony here today commemorated a time 50 years ago when the two nations parted ways.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke during the event at Emancipation Hall, addressing congressional leaders and members from both sides of the House and Senate aisles.
Carter’s remarks credited Vietnam veterans with helping the nation recognize and learn the lessons that divisive war taught.
“We honor our 7.2 million living Vietnam-era veterans, their fallen comrades-in-arms, and the families of all who served,” he said. Some of the surviving veterans bear the wounds of war or the wear of age, he added.
While many of those veterans and many families still carry the memories of brothers, sisters, fathers and others who never came home, Carter said, their service has helped to strengthen the nation and its military.
“One of the reasons the United States has excelled is that, as a nation, we learn and innovate,” the secretary said. “And one reason why we have the finest fighting force the world has ever known is that our military is a learning organization.”
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