Thank you City of Delta. I visited the Vietnam Memorial Wall on June 6. It was far beyond my expectations of what would be there. People greeting you and thanking you for your service meant so much. There are no words to fully explain how one feels as we sit and watch the color guard, the doves being released in a symbol of peace and the music, "God Bless The USA." Also, the prayers for a safe world to live in. And mingling with vets from all branches of the military and generations, telling a few stories. We indeed live in the "Land of the Free" and we need to continue with this sort of remembrance. I did see young people there and that makes me think there is a reason for hope. We need them. They are our future. They need to LOVE this country so much they'd do as has been done in the past, serve with honor in Her defense.
In South America, I witnessed people in Brazil standing on the docks waiting for our trash cans after dinner to be dumped in the can on the pier. I can only say we should work to prevent this from occurring in America, as it may already be happening. To end, my enlisting in the Navy was the best thing I could have done at the time, as the experience I gained from being on my own for four years matured me to no end. I thank God for that decision and I thank God I was able to serve this, the United States of America, the greatest nation in the world. Again, thank you Delta.