Show our soldiers some respect |

Show our soldiers some respect

David Cerise

Dear Editor,

Witnessing the end of the Vietnam war, I was and still am, embarrassed by the pathetic treatment of our returning American soldiers by other Americans.

I am not God, I don’t even pretend to know if this confrontation with Iraq is right or wrong. I do believe it is about terrorism, not oil. I have not forgotten Sept. 11, 2001.

Being the proud father and uncle of men serving in the United States Navy, I am shocked and offended by all the anti-war sentiment by some Americans. Do you know how that makes out sons and daughters feel? The ones that are providing a shield for our way of life? Do you even care? They will return home with enough baggage, give them a break.

Our armed forces deserve better treatment than this from the people whose freedoms and way of life they are protecting. Freedom of speech is great, but sometimes it is better to subdue opinions. Try to show our sons and daughters more respect.

You might even want to thank them.


David Cerise


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