Today, April 22nd, is the anniversary of President Nixon’s death.
In the epilogue to my book MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL, Sharon visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in
Our nation honors the courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and country of its
At the top of the first east panel appears the date 1959 – the first year of casualties – with the inscription:
In honor of the men and women of the armed forces of the
"In the order they were taken from us."
How eerie to be walking this path now. Richard Nixon, the president who escalated and then ended the Vietnam War, has just died at the age of 81. Many of the Vietnam War dead lived less than one-fourth of that time.
It seems fitting to contemplate the Vietnam War dead today on the anniversary of Nixon’s death because Nixon’s Presidency was so intertwined with the Vietnam War, which is the backdrop to MRS. LIEUTENANT.
To remember those who died in
And as today is also the Jewish holiday of Pesach, it seems fitting to remember the Jews killed serving in the
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