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After visiting the Oregon Zoo, I went to the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial nearby to pay tribute. As some of you know, earlier in my life I served in a combat zone.
Every time I stand in front of the monument to the Oregon veterans who died in combat, I try to understand why them and not me. After all these years I still don’t have an answer, and probably never will.
Now you understand why I regularly visit the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial to pay tribute and sometimes to shed a tear.
After visiting the Memorial I turned uphill, hiking over Council Crest to home. The sunshine, wildflowers and birds reminded me of how great it is to be alive.
Marquam Trail leading to Council Crest