With all the controversy swirling in the political world right now, it’s nice when we get to see any political figure engage in what is considered an apolitical issue. While there are very few issues that are truly bipartisan, one of them that is concerns the recognition of our veterans.
Regardless of political affiliation, we should be able to pay our respects to those that serve, and not make it into some political battle. And while everything Trump does is blown out of proportion and used against him, even the Left won’t be able to twist his actions last week against him.
As reported at the Daily Mail, Trump has been making the rounds through Asia in a bid to improve our relations in the region. On Friday, the president stopped in Danang, Vietnam to celebrate Veteran’s Day at a former American air base. There, he gave a speech and met with seven veterans who made the trip to pay their respects to their fallen comrades.
The president talked about the veterans saying, “I got to know them for a few minutes upfront, and they are definitely tough, smart cookies. We like them. I think they like me too.”
He then encouraged the veterans, organized by a group called The Greatest Generation Foundation, to speak.
One of the veterans, Max Morgan, took the opportunity to praise the president. “Mr President, from my heart, thank you for your support of the military, and it’s an honor to be here as one of seven Vietnam veterans representing the 58,000 heroes who never made it home,” said Morgan. During his speech, Morgan began tearing up, which prompted Trump, who was standing beside him, to embrace him for a few moments as he shed a few tears on the president’s shoulder.
Trump then signed a proclamation that honored Vietnam War veterans, calling them “the heroes who fulfill your duty to our nation.”
Vietnam veterans have often received little recognition for their great sacrifices. So many young men were shipped off across the globe to fight in a foreign land only to return home and receive little to no thanks. It may have been long overdue, but they most certainly deserved this recognition.
Source: Daily Mail