If we are to really express our gratitude to those who serve and honor the memory of those who have fallen we must use the democratic freedoms they swore to protect. We should deliberately, consistently and publicly question the rhetoric and agendas of a government which has poured out the blood of its people only to later render their sacrifices meaningless.
After experiencing things from the other side, my only wish is that one day people start to wake up; that they put down the beauty magazines and switch off the E! Network; that they power down to power up, and go out into the world (even their own town) and see it for what it really is, see the people for who they really are: beautiful.
Vietnam is a great destination to test out traveling like an adult because you can create an experience that affords you a little bit of luxury for not a lot of money -- and hang on to that feeling that you're really traveling, not just hanging out at an all-inclusive resort and never leaving the property.