I grew up fearing that we would have another war. I was born in 1952 at the end of the Korean War. I went on to know the trials and tribulations of the Vietnam War. I first read about Vietnam in 3rd grade in my weekly reader.I read about it, I was taught about it. I went on to see .the Cuban Missile Crisis.My sister was 8 years older than me. She remembered and knew more than I ever knew. I knew but did not take it as serious as she did. Those that remember it knows that we stood strong and it all ended... but the Vietnam war still was struggling in our lives.I met a young man and fell in love with him. One year out of high school, I married this young man and he and I went together to live our lives together in the beginning of our life together as man and wife. One year later, he got orders to a place that I could not go. He went to serve aboard the air craft carrier, USS Saratoga in the Westpac cruise in the West Pacific in southeast Asia. He left during the hardest times of the war, at the very end. On his birthday, Jan 28th 1973, a peace treaty was signed, Here In our hometown, every church in the community that had a church bell rang it to honor the peace treaty signing. On Feb. 13, 1973, I picked up the sailor I was married to and we went back to our home in Albany, GA, He left again, Jan 4,1974 and did not return until August 1974.Our home and the base had moved to Boca Chica Airfield, near Key West. It was there that we lived out our time for his service to our country. I stood by him, walked beside hm. cried when he wanted to cry. He left many times during our last tour of duty to serve in the North Eastern cold waters.. we left July 3, 1974, drove 18 hours straight to get home for the July 4th holiday. We had two children later on. We lived many happy years together. Sadly in our 38th year of marriage we were divorced. I always considered myself one that served also because I served him at home. My heart will always be in the memory of this great nation. Might not always had what we wanted,, I heard about the Vietnam war in 3rd grade, grew up and married a man who went to that war. In Memory of those that died and perished serving this nation. My heart will be with the families that have lost loved ones.To those still serving.. May God Bless you and your families..