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And yet our modern wars, past ww2, have been not to protect the freedom of the country at all. Falling for Propoganda does not make someone a hero. Untimely and unfortunate deaths are always sad..
As a veteran, I appreciated the sentiments expressed so well in this article. My first thought was wow, didn't expect respect for service and sacrifices here. I thought back to those friends that I served with that were killed and maimed in combat and the dedication they had to their nation. Then, I read your more-than-hateful anonymous post. It always amazes me how different veterans are to people like you, and yet we still give our all for your right to be, well, just what you are.
I was a member of the Women's Army Corps.....1964-67 and will be marching in the parade in my uniform AND high heels.
Sargeant at 19
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Thank you for your service, especially during a time of tremendous cultural transformation in our country. I'm glad you reminded us that heroes can march in any fashion of dress or foot ware.
I am writing as a psychologist, not a politician. Differences in political views should never take the heroism out of the hero. That was one reason I cited the women who placed flowers on the neglected graves of Union soldiers as well as those of their beloved Confederate fallen. They were responding to the sacrifice of men, beyond the political chasm of their time.
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Krystine Batcho, Ph.D., is a professor at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
It can take a radical reboot to get past old hurts and injustices.