Community honors our military veterans
MHAFB 366th Wing Commander, Colonel Richard Goodman was the special guest speaker at the cemetery observance and spoke about the generations of veterans who have served our nation.
“It’s always interesting to me how different veterans from different generations respond to being thanked. Our WWII veterans generally accept the thanks, politely, stoically, feeling somehow that it was their responsibility to go across the globe and to fight, Col. Goodman said. “Our Korean and Vietnam vets so often overlooked at that time, so often disrespected, now receive thanks with a sense of surprise and are truly grateful, I find. Our modern generation, like I said just a fraction of the population receive a thanks, but sometimes feel uneasy and disconnected from the American population in general and don’t know what to do with that thanks. What is common throughout the generations of veterans; however, is the absolute insistence that the gratitude belongs not to them, but their fallen brothers and sisters who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.” For the full story, pick up a copy of the Mountain Home News or click on this link to subscribe to the newspaper's online edition.