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Welma Emily Koether

"You were my brother! You should have taken better care of me."

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A couple of years back, I was honored with an Honor Trip to Washington, D.C. to visit our monuments and institutions in recognition of my service in the Korean War. I even got the honor of laying the wreath on the Unknown Soldier Monument. As I stood there during the laying, I looked out at the almost infinite landscape of simple white tombstones. I thought about all of the twenty-year-old lives cut short of a future, and all of the eternal grief of the dozens in their families who survived. I further thought of the principles of our government which went ...

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