Honor, Courage And Commitment

I spent four hours today with 25 wounded warriors and their families. A team of talented instructors and I introduced them to the game of golf. They suffer from a variety of physical and mental aches and pains; our intention was to introduce another form of therapy and provide them with an escape for a few hours.

It’s important and, usually, very satisfying work. But all day today, the sick feeling in my stomach grew and grew. I had heard the news: The governor and mayor announced that they want the Natatorium War Memorial demolished.

Although I too, am a veteran of 30 years service, with deployments to Southwest Asia and the Middle East, I could hardly bear to face these brave, wounded men and women as a citizen of a city and state that had just decided to tear down a war memorial.

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