As Edmund Burke so well put it:
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
In 1967..... Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee died when fire swept through their Apollo I space capsule at Cape Canaveral Fl. The quest for space and the moon was always loaded with risk. These brave men were the first to pay with their lives the cost of challenging the unknown. Unfortunately, they would not be the last to do so.
In 1973...... The Vietnam cease-fire was signed. This was the war of my generation. A war that changed almost every thing America was and would ever be. I make no statement about the war, whether it was just or not, but to this day, I honor the warriors who went to that far away land and fought and died because their country called.
To our everlasting shame, we blamed the men (and women) who served and fought, not the war, for all the evils that have occurred since that time.