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Veterans Day 2022--Will We "Keep Faith" To Veterans?

• By Rees Lloyd

 But when the country needs veterans, it gets veterans; when it feels it no longer needs veterans, it forgets veterans."

These are the poignant words of a now deceased 100% disabled combat veteran of the Vietnam War generation.  The truth of his words should long survive him, and should be remembered not only on this Veterans Day, November 11,  2022, but every day — if we Americans are to "keep faith" with all those veterans who have served and sacrificed in defense of American freedom.

Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady (USA, ret.), a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his heroism in the Vietnam War who is regarded as America's most decorated living veteran, has written in tribute to America's veterans:  "America, under our Constitution, has no hereditary class of 'nobility.America's nobles are her veterans."