I usually take time to tell the story of my 7th grade History teacher who told us on this date, April 30, 1975, that we students would not forget this date. He had served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He claimed that this was the first war that America ever lost. (Not quite so, for example, Sandino’ s forced kicked the Americans out of Nicaragua around 1933-34. There were other retreats, too, from occupation of other territories over the years.)
Women’s Memorial, Washington D.C.
Today I will just encourage you Vietnam war witnesses to take time and see the Vietnam War Memorial: Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. by Glenna Goodacre
That’s right! Even daddy’s little girls served and died in that war, too.
Because of the USA being run poorly, I haven’t been to DC in over a decade, but if you get a chance, here are some other memorials.