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A big question after seeing Vietnam wall

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A big question after seeing Vietnam wall

I was there Sept. 19 when it exited off the tollway at Route 25 and parked at the Trout Park baseball area.


I can't explain in words how I felt, I've been wanting to see the Vietnam wall for years, and there it was right in front of me facing me after I parked my car. I sat there with tears running down my face. I got out of the car to walk toward the truck, and maybe I got 10 steps away I couldn't bring myself to walk any further toward the truck, I just stood there and cried. All that I could think of is: Why does our country do these things, it makes no sense to me, all we have to do is mind our own business, and take care of the people in this country -- 58,000 human American lives lost and for what reason.

Please, someone explain it to me, I would love to know, and don't tell me, but that's what we've always done, there has to be a better reason, that's not a good reason.

I just wish before I pass away, that someone can explain to me why we do what we do, it doesn't makecommon sense, but whoever said as a country we have that, we'll never ever learn.

Peter Reynolds

West Dundee

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