Tears with Breakfast

Please read this lovely tribute by a Vietnam veteran.

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IMG_0089When Cee and I were driving back from Seattle, we stopped for breakfast at Denny’s in Lacey, WA.  Denny’s is an American restaurant chain.  The food is reliable, standard American breakfast fare, the same at any Denny’s you stop at, so I didn’t expect anything that would bring me to tears.

When we walked in the first thing I saw was a table with one place setting, and a sign proclaiming it a “Military Honor Table”.  After we were seated, I went back to look at the table.

I’m a Vietnam vet, and when I started reading the explanation of the table setting I had trouble keeping it together.  I’m sorry if the pictures look a little fuzzy.  It’s hard to hold an iPhone steady when you’re trying not to cry.

War is never a good thing, never the right way to handle conflicts, but throughout human history it has…

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