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Thank You for Your Service

Dr. Laura,

I had the good fortune to marry the love of my life. My husband has the gift of common sense and intelligence. He is patient, but firm, raising our two daughters. We are so proud of what they have accomplished in their lives and they are wonderful mothers.

My man is a Vietnam veteran and keeps his experiences close to his heart. He does not talk about it much. Last month, I was in Reno and a man and wife were walking ahead of me.  He had a Harley vest that was embroidered with “Vietnam Vet” in the back. Of course I thought of my husband immediately and stopped this couple.  I held out my hand and introduced myself to him and said, "Thank you so much for serving this country. We still remember and appreciate your service." The man started to cry and said, "Thank you.  You are the only person who has ever said that to me!" His wife told me people spat on him when he came home from the service. I said, "I know.  They did the same thing to my husband, but these vets saw to it that would never happen to another vet."

My heart and deepest thanks go out to all veterans.

Thank you for reading this and not forgetting ALL war veterans.


Tags: Military, Read On-Air, Values, veterans
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