Philadelphia Protestant Home held a special luncheon on Veterans Day to recognize some of the veteran residents for their service. State Sen. During the ceremony, Fred Wahl plays “Taps” on his harmonica.
When I was in high school there was a course called “Vietnam.” It was a class devoted to the history of the conflict and its effect on our nation. Guest speakers, all veterans of Vietnam, visited the class regularly to retell their war experiences. It afforded students the opportunity to learn things that weren’t in the textbooks, but it especially enabled them to form a complex human connection to a group of people often marginalized, even vilified, by history and the popular media.