Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Day Is Done: Veterans' Remembrance On The River

On Monday evening, while taking advantage of the last day of warm weather for a while and of the last minutes of daylight, my ride companions and I heard the haunting strain of Taps as we rode from the parking lot near the USS Razorback. The Razorback is the WWII era submarine docked the the North Little Rock Maritime Museum. As we edged closer to the river, we saw a group of veterans standing at attention, saluting our flag, remembering their service and the service of others as the trumpeter marked the end of the day.

Gentlemen, thank you.
Judging by their age, I would guess that many of these vets were from the Vietnam era. That would mean that many of them were drafted, shipped out to fight, and then returned to a nation torn by controversy and questions over their mission. A moment of silence along the river may not be enough.

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