Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My First Time In Vietnam

In April 2010 I took my first visit to Vietnam.  Everywhere I went, people would ask "Is this your first visit to Vietnam?"  I would reply "Yes.  My government offered to pay my way for a visit in 1973, but I declined."

In one conversation a fellow nodded with a grin and said "Draft dodger.  Canada?"  I quickly corrected him.  "No one is forced into the military.  Anyone who is a conscientious objector does not have to go.  No prison, no Canada."  This he found quite disturbing.  "They just do not know..." I said.

Vietnam is much better now that the American invaders are gone.

Saigon, 2nd Sunday of Easter, April 2010
Readings: Acts 5:27-32

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