Yesterday morning at 7:00 I gathered with about two hundred people at the Vietnam Memorial in back of the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I. honoring those some 250 men who paid the ultimate price. I am a Vietnam Veteran and not a day goes by that I don't think of the fallen heroes who ransomed our freedom. On one of the plaques was the name George Bourne he graduated with me from high school in 1966. I knew George as a almost painfully shy person who didn't say much but I read that he gave his life to save his fellow men.
lean R.I. is a way of honoring their memory by respecting the gifts we have been given and using our gifts wisely and efficiently. We must become a more efficient nation the private sector as well as in government and nonprofits.