My dad and I spent some time at the Department of Motor Vehicles today to get some business taken care of. Some of the people there thanked him for his service when they realized he has retired from the military. We talked about that later on with my mom. Not so many years ago, the American public had a much different opinion about people in the military – especially those who fought in Viet Nam. Those soldiers followed orders from those in higher places and when they came “home”, they were certainly not given a hero’s welcome. In many cases they were greeted with hatred instead of acknowledging the sacrifice they and their families made. The tide has changed at this point. My dad said he very much enjoyed his military career and should be thanking the American people for their support. I suggested that be his response the next time it comes up.
I Found God today in support that encouraged my dad.