November 7, 2008
Jim Muhr was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star for his service in the Vietnam War. Today, Muhr keeps the medals hidden away on a shelf in a closet. “I should be proud of these things, and I am, but I am not ready to display them,” he said.
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Veterans Day has lost its meaning for one veteran. Not because he isn’t proud of the time he served, but because it has turned into a time to vacation for most.