— "Fayetteville, North Carolina, home of Fort Bragg, is planning a 10-day celebration and homecoming this November to honor Vietnam Vets. It’s a honor well deserved. These soldiers, marines, and other vets served our nation honorably. It’s not their fault that we had lousy leadership in Washington that lost the war. But Fayetteville Mayor Tony Chavonne decided to “honor” the Vets by reaching out to Quaker House, an anti-Vietnam war protesting outfit. And Quaker House said they are glad to participate and intend to show two anti-war films that include Jane Fonda. As in “Hanoi Jane.” This is how they plan to “honor Vietnam vets.”"
This clip from Weasel Zipper's blog illustrates just how polarizing the issue of the war in Vietnam still is in America. Understanding that the war existed on two fronts - one, with the leaders of our government and military, and in reverse, in the hearts and minds of the American people, I do relate to this story. I never recall a single friend of ours say they had any war with the Vietnamese people. Do read the comments and see their wild difference in agreement on the blog above. It's a conversation that still needs to be had.