Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day -- A Day For the Living

Thank veterans now--before it is too late ...

In Memorium

Gary Huett, February 10, 1943 - February 1, 2016

This year, TOP lost another member of our close family--Gary Huett.  As some of you have read, TOP (Tours Of Peace) Vietnam Veterans is winding down our operations for reasons related to our aging Vietnam Veteran population and their health.  Sadly, we have lost veterans who have been active in the TOP organization--due to health, age and other issues.  Primarily for safety reasons, TOP will end our rigorous operations and programs soon.  However, bringing TOP to a close underscores the importance, on this Veterans Day, of the need to recognize those who have served, now and not wait to demonstrate your appreciation later.  Please visit Gary's obituary at

Also, Gary was close friends to Donald Lonsway, who traveled with Gary on the same Tour Of Peace, and preceded Gary in death.  We know that Donald's passing was a tremendous loss for Gary ... for all of us at TOP.

Donald Lonsway, January 1, 1942 - October 23, 2011

TOP's message to all of you is that now is the time to share with your veterans your appreciation of their service--time is running out as our veterans age.  TOP (Tours Of Peace) Vietnam Veterans has been serving our mission for nearly two decades, which is coming to a close largely for this very reason. Please forget about the Veterans Day sales, back-porch bar-b-ques and stop to recognize what Veterans Day is all about ... before it is too late and your veteran is gone.


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