What So Proudly We Hailed

What So Proudly We Hailed

What So Proudly We Hailed

What So Proudly We Hailed

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She was the wife of a long-time country judge, a woman who annually headed the Red Cross drive in her town and devoted herself to charitable causes. She stood in the living room of her well-furnished home and looked about her. Tears, only half-suppressed, filled her eyes. One son, she said, was on his way to Vietnam. Another was finishing college and would soon be draft bait. She was a quiet woman, and she did not wring her hands or wail or complain, but she said: "It makes you wonder sometimes if anything is worthwhile."

In this same year of discontent and bitter disillusionment, another mother in similar circumstances was more angrily outspoken. She and her husband were church- going, conservative people. He was a businessman and a deacon in their church; she was active in women's organizations. She also had a son who was finishing college; already, he had been scheduled to take his Army physical. Over him, too, Vietnam cast its long and sinister shadow.

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