On a recent trip to DC area, I again visited some of the wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. And, again, an extremely humbling, sobering experience. The men and women I spoke with continue to be brave in recovery as they were in battle. All held their head high because they know there are millions supporting them in their mission as they and their wingmen put their lives on the line every day they're in the zone. I mentioned to one soldier the story related earlier on this message board about the greeting returning soldiers received at Bangor, Maine on a regular basis. They really appreciate that support. And as earlier stated by myself and stepping stones, we didn't get welcome home, and I'm determined that our heroes will never be treated that way again. I know many other Insiders feel likewise.
NU Husker, thank you this remembrance and your service as well
We live among heroes like these men and women and need to recall their sacrifice. Unlike the days when you and I served, perhaps as draftees, these young people are volunteers, many who served several tours in very dangerous places for years.
As you know Walter Reed will be closing soon and the ranks of soldiers, sailors and airmen who spent time there are great.
I think we need to thank many people for making us safe this holiday, and at the top of this list are those wounded warriors you help us to remember.
Thank you, NUHUSKER! It does nothing to reduce the pain so many of you experienced during Vietnam, but at least I think we've learned from the shameful treatment of our servicemen from those days. I think the challenge nowadays is reminding those not in the military that there are tens of thousands of men and women currently deployed and redeployed. Thanks to them and their families for their sacrifice.