It’s that time of year again, Veterans Day. Veterans Day is always a mixed bag for me.
People see my “Vietnam Veteran” hat and want to thank me for my service. While I appreciate their sincerity, it just opens old wounds. I went to Vietnam as a green kid and came back a bitter, old man.
Instead, look me in the eye and give me a warm smile and a glad hand and say “Welcome home!” That would make my day.
San Juan Island
Editor’s note: Welcome home, Tsolo!