Vietnam Veterans Day Message 2017

  • Today is Vietnam veterans day 2017, I was in Vietnam in 1967, 50 years ago and sometimes it seems like yesterday…

Although this is a very special day, to me the celebration of Vietnam Veterans Day doesn’t seem so special on one particular day, because it seems so special every day.

The guys who made it home are counted as the lucky ones, however the things that we went through; especially with agent orange, PTSD and the disabling wounds of many can never compare to the pain we feel for the guys who never came home.

I get emotional at times but now it seems that I am managing my emotions a lot better by spending a lot of time with Vietnam veterans at the local American Legion, VFW or VVA post. Attending ceremonies on Memorial and Veterans Day and countless reunions around the country such as the 82nd and the 101st, American Legion and DAV.

Now that I published a book about Vietnam Veteran Memorials it seems that a day doesn’t pass without chatting, writing, phoning or emailing someone from Vietnam.

We have to keep this part of American history alive and out front in the public eye. That’s one of the reasons my son Matthew and I wrote the book Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA.

So people will Never Forget.

“Welcome Home” to all you brave Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and all you women who served there as well.

May God bless you

-Ronny Ymbras

B co 1/502 101st ABN – RVN 67-68

 

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