Veteran's Day Observed in Carmel-by-the-Sea very moving

A ceremoney was held in Devendorf Park today in Carmel-by-the-Sea in honor of our veterans.

Besides the usual beautiful address that reminds us all about those who gave their lives for our country, those who serve selflessly so that we can be safe, but there was also a reminder to thank those of an earlier war who did not get proper recognition at the time.

I was very moved by an appeal to the assembled crowd by a gentleman who reminded us that when Viet Nam Veterans came home, the returning troops were not well received by their fellow Americans, no one called them "heroes". In fact, they were ill treated and made to feel shamed.

HOW UNFAIR THAT WAS. AFTER ALL, THEY WERE DRAFTED.

I can still remember very young boys about 18 years old who were in the military coming to Hawaii on R&R.

They were old enough to fight and die, but they were not old enough to even buy a drink! (They would have had to be 21).

 

Veterans Day observed in Carmel-by-the-Sea 2012

 

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Comment balloon 3 commentsHella Mitschke Rothwell • November 11 2012 06:18PM

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Hella:  This sounds and looks like a wonderful Veteran's Day Observance.  It is so easy to be thankful to our Veterans at times like this when all the flags are being flown in their honor, and so many are having ceremonies all across our country, including a great one in Washington, DC today.  What is not so easy is to make sure we remember our Men and Women all year 'round.  They have fought to keep us safe 365 days a year... they should be honored in that same way, as well.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 5 years ago

Hella, here locally they reminded us about how many have ended up homeless from both wars.  A terrible shame.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 5 years ago

Hella: Thank you for sharing- Despite obviously beautiful weather, your photo captured the somber aspect of the day, too.  Very moving, and a great reminder.

Posted by Andrew Capelli (Hamilton Elementary) almost 5 years ago

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