Episode 2592 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an op-ed about what Vietnam Veteran Jim Rothblatt is doing to help us remember our Vietnam Veterans. The featured op-ed appeared in The Desert Sun and was titled; Let’s remember our Coachella Valley veterans this October. The op-ed was submitted by Jim Rothblatt of Palm Springs. He is a Vietnam veteran, a retired school counselor and a bicycling enthusiast. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In his op-ed Rothblatt related the following: “This year my calendar tells me I’m 80 years old. While it’s only a number, I can’t help but reflect on the fact that most of my “living” is in my past, but tomorrow is still an adventure.
I’ve been lucky. I grew up in an American middle-class family, got a college education, have been married for over 50 years and have two adult children and two lovely grandchildren. I was lucky enough to have a career in public education and got paid for doing my best to support young people so that they may look back someday and hopefully feel as lucky as I do.
But looking back, it is my eight months in 1967 serving as a combat medic for the Army in Vietnam that continues to flavor all the good things I have been lucky enough to experience.”
Jim Rothblatt announced that what may be my last veterans’ effort, I am working with other vets to stage a last “Stand Down” of celebration and remembrance to take place October 21 and 22 at the Desert Hot Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1534. All Vietnam-era veterans and others who care are invited.
There will be an opening ceremony Saturday, Oct. 21 at noon and a closing ceremony Oct. 22 at noon.
Listen to episode 2592 and discover more about what Vietnam Veteran Jim Rothblatt is doing to help us remember our Vietnam Veterans.