Honoring those 'who paid the ultimate price'
from Chicago Tribune
Bill Dussling thought he had put the hard feelings behind him, decades after he returned home from the unpopular Vietnam War to protests and name-calling. But when someone finally said, "Welcome home" — only a year ago — "My eyes misted over," he said. "What I did not realize was the profound impact of those two words," said Dussling, who repeated them again and again while addressing veterans during a Memorial Day ceremony in Arlington Heights. The holiday was marked by tributes to fallen soldiers, veterans and those who continue to serve the country in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. The weather, overcast with a damp chill, seemed to reflect the somber tone at events throughout the Chicago area.
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