'Thrilling pilgrimage' comes to an end
Posted May 5
Perhaps it's just me, but as fantastic an adventure as our trip back to Vietnam was, it 's always great to be back in the States!
It was a thrilling pilgrimage where we finally were able to leave some old memories and create some new ones. I think we learned more about ourselves this time because we are more mature.
It's at this point in life that you become accepting of what it's really about. It was a rare chance to examine one's past to determine how far you have came. We all gained a new respect for our former enemies and we have forgiven each other, it seems.
How very grateful I am that I got the opportunity to share this with my friends, my co-workers, my fellow vets. We were in Vietnam at different times, in different branches, with different duties, but a common appreciation of the horrors of war.