28 May '12, 12pm

A guest column from President #Obama: Keeping faith with #Vietnam veterans #potus

A guest column from President #Obama: Keeping faith with #Vietnam veterans #potus

Related Stars and Stripes coverage of veterans issues President Barack Obama salutes cadets as he arrives in Falcon Stadium for graduation ceremonies for the Air Force Academy Class of 2012 graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mark Reis/Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT Today, all across America, we’re coming together to remember our men and women in uniform who gave their lives so that we could live free. In town squares and national cemeteries, in moments of quiet reflection and parades down city streets, we’ll pay tribute to all those who gave the last full measure of their devotion, from Lexington and Concord to Iraq and Afghanistan. This Memorial Day also holds special significance because it marks the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. It was 50 years ago — January 1962 — when U.S. Army pilots on dozens of hel...

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