Late last month, I was invited to the VFW Post 1512’s yearly Pow/Mia yearly event. It was a hot day and many braved the beating sun to attend and remember America’s great veterans. There is an amazing number of Veterans who are still missing and unaccounted for by the U.S. government. Many have fallen or were taken prisoner. They need to be remembered. This is the reason why I became the Chula Vista and San Diego local Hometown Heroes Project representative.
Here are the numbers: 72 thousand from WWII, 7500 hundred still missing from the Korean conflict. Vietnam, when many of the current VFW members served has 1,650 men still missing. There are also several hundred missing from the entire cold war which officially ended in the early 1990’s. While many of these brave men are deceased, many may not be and the grief felt by the family members continues to this day. I had a difficult time watching the event because it made me reflect on the plight of these men as well as my own children who someday could be called to this country’s defense.
That is why when the Hometown Heroes project requested me to be the local representative for the Veterans in Chula Vista and the San Diego area, it was an easy decision. Should you be a veteran or a friend/family member of one of our heroes, please reach out to me to assist them with their real estate needs. No matter what they may be, I will help to the best of my abilities. Finally let me say to our great veterans; in my household we understand, we respect and we thank you for keeping us free.