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My students and I would like to thank you for devoting your advice column entirely to the stories of Vietnam veterans this past Veterans Day.

It can be challenging to describe this period to very young people whose parents don’t even remember Vietnam.

The words of these veterans and their loved ones really helped to put this conflict — and our country’s response to those who served — into context.

– Teacher

Dear Teacher: I am so gratified that my columns are so often used as teaching tools in classrooms. In this case, we all owe a debt to the Veterans who provided their own testimony.



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