Last week two events happened that tended to affect veterans. 31 years ago the United States began the ground phase of Desert Storm that saw a victory within 100 hours. It also saw a reemergence of a cold war rival with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And once again we realize how limited the American memory and psyche are. With people stating how Putin had the “right” to march into Ukraine. But then again the Wall that was an Iron Curtain has now officially been down longer than it was up. And that collective memory is gone. Like many veterans of the Cold War, I remember being stationed in Germany waiting for the Soviet Union to roll through the Fulda Gap. Our enemies are fighting the long war and how blind we have become to this. Remember our veterans and their sacrifices.