Memorial Day is a day to remember all of the brave U.S. souls who gave their lives to protect us. Our nation has seen many wars and for those who have read Last Plane Out of Saigon, you know the message Richard Pena sends about the consequences of war. The loss of human life is a consequence that has unfortunately touched so many lives.
Everyday we remember those who gave such an ultimate sacrifice. However, while we remember our loved ones who served, we do so with a heart that celebrates their memory. Last Plane Out of Saigon puts special focus on the consequences of the Vietnam War, but lives are lost everyday. It is not only the 58,000 lives lost in Vietnam that we honor, but also every life lost, and every life altered by war. We look to the future and hope that we can find a way to help our veterans who return from war.