Friday, January 18, 2008

Soldiers of Peace

Bruce and a group of men with whom he served in Vietnam 40 years ago, preceded Elaine on this Journey of the Heart.
First stop for them was in Hawaii, where they laid a wreath at the 25th Infantry Memorial, honoring fifteen comrades who were killed in action.
In Vietnam they visited sites of their most fierce battles, and replaced old images with new as they experienced Vietnam's warm and friendly people, vibrant culture and met their former enemies in friendship. The woman in the picture lower right, was a " Viet Cong" during the war, and when learning about our group, she invited the men into her restaurant, scurried to find and put on her medals and insisted on a picture.
The group left yesterday, Vietnam having once again changed their lives.

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