On June 6 we celebrated the anniversary of D-Day, when Allied Forces stormed the beaches at Normandy. As an American, it was an embarrassment to see that Donald Trump, a five-time draft dodger, included in the commemorative ceremonies. The bravery of the D-Day veterans was awe-inspiring. Their stories continue to reflect the raw emotions and fear they experienced on that day.
During Vietnam when it was Donald Trump’s turn to exhibit bravery, he chose to use privilege to avoid serving his country. His excuse? In his own words in an interview with Piers Morgan, he said: He was not a fan of that war. It was too far away. No one even knew where Vietnam was.
Trump and I are the same age. I grew up in the tiny town of Darrington, and let me tell you that we all knew where Vietnam was. At least one boy from our community died there. Some were physically or emotionally changed forever. I find it impossible to believe that Mr. Trump not know where Vietnam was! He should not have been allowed within 500 miles of the D-Day ceremony where the sacrifice of so many was being honored.