Of Silent Parades
Trafford Publishing, 2003 - 326 páginas
The main character in Of Silent Parades is that of a young American soldier, whose loyalty and devotion to his country gave him the moral courage to ignore a moment in history when the American public, angered and divided by its longest military conflict, used him and his comrades as pawns on the negotiating table in Paris to comfort an agonized and delinquent conscience. He, along with thousands of other young American men and women, contributed immensely in rebuilding the United State's military during the 70's and preparing it for future military conflicts, i.e. the Gulf War and the current war against terrorism in Afghanistan.
When the American public recognizes that war is not the product of the combatant, but merely the continuation of international politics by other means, and acknowledges that the chaos in Vietnam was the direct and end result of political interference and indifference, then, and only then, will it have reimbursed dignity to the Vietnam veteran.Dignity is not negotiable.