$45 FULL BODY MASSAGE FOR ALL U.S. SOLDIERS
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"Every time I get to us my military discount I smile"
I am a daughter of a Vietnam Vet. It's something that I've always been proud of in a crazy kinda way, and when I say crazy it's because it's something we didn't talk about. My dad never shared his experience with me and my sisters and we knew better than to bring it up.
We didn't celebrate 4th of July in a traditional sense because the sounds of fireworks would send my dad back to Vietnam, sometimes even the sound of a screen door slamming or a fork clinking a plate would give him a flashback. Jaws tightened, fist gripped; ready for combat. I think those situations frustrated him more than anything. My father is a very prideful man and for me being as young as I was couldn't understand why this war had so much control over him. It wasn't until MANY years later that my father talked to me about his role in the war, but that was after he received the help that is now being offered to soldiers returning home from war.
I am happy to say that Americans have gotten better in their attitudes toward Vietnam. We have constructed monuments to honor the dead, pay tribute to those who died on Memorial Day and honor those veterans who are living on Veterans Day.
Dad, I am sorry for all that went through and I pray that what happened in Vietnam is never repeated. Thank you for your service. Thank you for surviving. Thank you for coming home.