Forty Years after the Fall of Saigon, April 30th, 1975

Duty, Honor

Duty, Honor is not forgotten.

Forty years have passed since that day when our Loves , our Lives were forever changed. Not in defeat, but in the sacrifice of our Love ones , who gave so much for a war that tore the United States apart. This Idea of mind is about our LOVE for all those… whose lives should always be remembered. Because they answered the call to duty to serve our country.
So much has happened … today and in recent years we realized the healing that has occurred and will continue.

For all us Vietnam Veterans, let us pause today wherever we may be and know that our country is better. Because of a war that forever allowed us to question and change how we can be better people. That is based on the principles of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness as our early forefathers wrote at the time for the war for Independence.

May we always remember that our LOVE for our Families, Relatives, Friends and Childhood sweethearts. Is what makes us truly unique, because have always done what may have been right or wrong. But the memorials that stand today … Honor their Service.

Because of that belief …. Our Country will always try and do what is good and decent for all people. Let us give our prayers to them.

That every year about April 30th, 1975 anniversary is our Remembrance to them.

Thank You, my fellow brothers and sisters who died there in Vietnam. I miss each and everyone of you as your Families, Relatives and Sweethearts do.

Active duty, April, 1975, Fairbanks; Eielson AFB, Alaska.

I remember that day, and left the airman’s mess hall when ‘Retreat’ was sounded. The afternoon was sunshine, and had finished my duties at Base Operation; Staff Sergeant Arguello. As the flag was being lowered so many thoughts went through my head and filled with mixed emotion.
The first emotion was sadness, and thought what was this all for ? My emotion was bitter, about all of the members of the Armed Forces who died there for what ? I thought what a waste of human life .. I always feel depression on this day.

About pleiku1970

My service at Pleiku, 1970 is significient because of the Cambodian Incursion. Close proximity to exit routes from the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the "Tri-Border area of Laos,Cambodia and Vietnam. This Air Force assignment was different than most, because of the isolation.
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