Just recently a “For Sale” sign appeared on the Veterans Memorial Hall at Liberty and North streets in Monticello. Perhaps this is a good thing in that veterans have fewer needs today for such a building. Perhaps it is a sad thing that veterans are just not being remembered enough for their contribution to keeping America free.
Fifty-four years ago, America was at the threshold of nuclear war. Cuba was armed with Russian nuclear missiles pointed at America. In October 1962, I was a United States Marine stationed on Boca Chica Island in the Key West Chain, 90 miles from the Cuban/Russian missiles. That was America’s last great threat.