Imagine your 18 or 19 year old son is drafted and sent off to fight a war on foreign soil.
Now imagine that he comes back home to you in a coffin six month later. Your government gives him a brief military burial, gives you a flag, and a few of your relatives treat you to breakfast at Perkins.
And that is it. You go home devastated. There is no recognition, no support network. And no one ever talks about it again.
This scenario is real for many of the families who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.
Many thousands of these families have received not even a simple thank you for their great sacrifice.
“The sword that slays the warrior remains in the heart of those loved ones left behind.”
– Julie Kink, Gold Star Sister