Today I felt honored to spend the day with a great man and good friend who is a Vietnam veteran. He was a medic who saved and cared for a lot of our wounded soldiers and spent 20-plus years in the military. He is now dealing with many health issues brought on by chemical damage during his service in Vietnam. He meets these challenges every day with courage and honor. We enjoyed the afternoon at Naselle High School, where he and his fellow vets were honored by the kids with music, tears and cheers. The many sacrifices were read about each solider that attended. We can never repay what they have done for us. I can only hope that we can show them and their families our heartfelt thanks and respect.