Monday, September 16, 2013

Israeli attack on USS Liberty (US Navy ship)

I had never heard of the USS LIBERTY until I saw the report of it on another blog. Someone or some people have been tagging visible sites in and around Salisbury, with "political" statements. I do not believe in vandalism, however in this case, I am glad that they did. Searching "USS LIBERTY" on the internet really opened my eyes to what has been going on for years in my government. In 1967, I was only 12 years old. I was not concerned about political events during that period. Vietnam was raging and I never gave it a second thought. Not until 1972, when I registered for the draft in my 18th year, did I start to worry about being selected. Actually, by 1972, if you could afford to go to college you would be exempt; as things were winding down. I remember my mother, who already held a full-time state job as a Social worker, saying that she would scrub floors on the side, if that was what it took to assure that her two sons were able to attend college and avoid going into the service and Vietnam.