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Vietnam POWs – 40 years later. No matter what one may think of Nixon now – watch this.
On May 24, 1973, President and First Lady Nixon hosted American Prisoners of War held captive in Vietnam for Where Can I Buy Valium On The Internet the largest dinner ever held at the White House. 40 years later, the Richard Nixon Foundation hosted what was perhaps their last reunion gathering. The following is a collection of television Buy Valium Walgreens and print news coverage. Vietnam War veterans recount their experiences and reflect on their memories of the conflict from five decades ago. For many service members, these experiences still feel like they happened yesterday.
This is not the story of the Vietnam War, but of the men and women who went to Southeast Asia to serve their country. In the voices of Generic Valium Online a few resonate the stories — each unique, each profound — of the three million who served, the ones who didn’t return and those who passed away before their stories could be told.
YORBA LINDA, Calif. — After he returned from a North Vietnamese prison camp in 1973, Ev Southwick was stunned to learn that some of his fellow returning veterans weren’t being greeted with open arms.
It certainly wasn’t the homecoming he and several of his captured friends were experiencing, despite the rampant anti-war protests of the time.
“We were accorded a heroes’ welcome, and they were reviled,” recalled Southwick, of Scripps Ranch.
As part of his return, Southwick was one of about 1,300 former POWs who participated in a special dinner hosted by President Richard Nixon on the South Lawn of the White House on May 24, 1973.
At the time, Nixon was embroiled in Watergate, but the former prisoners — now in their 60s and 70s — credit him with their freedom after nearly 600 were released in the spring of 1973.
On Thursday, about 200 of the former POWs came from all over the country for a special three-day reunion at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, marking 40 years since the event, known as the biggest dinner ever staged at the White House.
Eight buses full of Vietnam POWs and their family members arrived at the museum, escorted by Patriot Guard Riders, sheriff’s deputies and a fire engine, sirens blaring. The veterans were greeted with applause and live music, and they entered the library walking on a red carpet.
“It’s very satisfying to see that the honor that we all fought for is still with us,” said Edward Nixon, the president’s 82-year-old, look-alike younger brother. “It’s still here, and largely because we did not give up. We’re alive to the world today, and we’re still attractive to the rest of the world, because we kept freedom alive.”
The private Richard Nixon Foundation, which is hosting the event, has re-created, down to the menu, the elaborate black-tie dinner that the president hosted for the POWs and their spouses. This weekend’s special Buy Cheap Diazepam From India POW exhibit includes White House staff notes about the dinner that stressed the psychological importance of a menu of sirloin steak, fingerling potatoes and strawberry mousse because Buy Medication Diazepam “many POWs dreamed of good American food constantly” while in captivity.
The notes also suggest that Nixon crack a joke about banning turnips and parsnips from the menu, foods the captives learned to hate.
On Thursday, the former POWs were given tours of the museum, listened to performances by the Camp Pendleton-based 1st Marine Division Band and enjoyed a barbecue. On Friday, which marks Buy Shalina Diazepam 40 years to the day of the original event, there will be a special reception followed by a formal Buy Valium Diazepam Uk anniversary
On Saturday, there will be a public panel discussion in which POWs will discuss their time in captivity.
Several San Diego County-based former Vietnam POWs such as Southwick made the trip to participate in the festivities. They all fondly remembered the original dinner.
“That was a terrific deal,” said Southwick, who served in the Navy from 1953 to 1977, was a pilot during Vietnam and a prisoner for nearly six years. “The homecoming experience was kind of overwhelming.”