40 years ago the war in Vietnam ended.
I am old enough to remember our returning soldiers being cursed, ridiculed, mocked and spat upon by so many Americans as they returned from their duty.
Yet I am heartened, that we as a nation seem to have begun the process of recognizing the values of sacrifice, courage and honor displayed by these veterans.
We still have a long way to go in always recognizing honor, courage and bravery of these veterans and by individuals who hold these values dear and close to their hearts.
Let us hope that we learn from history. I remain hopeful.