21 gun salute to Vietnam War veterans

Challenge prompt: "The twenty-one gun salute is the military's way of honoring someone. Who would you like to honor? Who do you consider a hero?"
One gun will have to do for the day's image
Mr. VZ is a Vietnam war veteran. He volunteered to serve while others were drafted or dodging. He began his military service believing officers were gentlemen and enlisted were the knights Templar.
He ended his military service with the view that many died to preserve the interests of big business. He said as they were withdrawing from Vietnam, the deliveries of a name brand soft drink were coming in.
I never understood why our veterans, especially those from the Vietnam era were held in such low esteem. Granted it was an unpopular war, a televised war, but those who served did at the beck and call of the government.
A 21 gun salute should go out to all veterans from all conflicts but especially to those who served from 1955 to 1973.
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