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Veterans Day in Washington was special event

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On Veterans Day in Washington, the veterans memorials were visited by bus loads of youths and students eager to meet and shake the hands of veterans.

I was there, being a combat veteran from Vietnam. Enthusiasm displayed was inspirational, acknowledging the commitment and sacrifices of our country’s patriots.

I was approached by a woman near the park ranger station who handed me an envelope with a card after noticing my unit cap with a “Gary Owen” insignia. It contained a heartfelt verse designed by a Gold Star mother, Kathryn T. Cross.

Former Gen. Colin Powell was the guest speaker, and a special ceremony acknowledging women serving the country was held. Tributes could be seen with various wreaths placed at memorials at the Vietnam Memorial Wall by combat veteran units.

Hopefully, tradition continues honoring those who gave everything for the country regardless of rationale. Commitment, sacrifices, responding to duty should always be recognized not only on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

My unit had pictures taken in front of the Lincoln Memorial inviting a Wold War II veteran to join us on the Facebook page.

Wayne R. Gibbs

Ellisburg

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