The Vietnam War was one of this country's biggest embarrassments. No, not because our government pulled the plug on this conflict and didn't allow our men and women to emerge victorious.
The embarrassment stems from the way our troops were treated when they returned from this unpopular war, which triggered demonstrations and protests throughout the nation.
After sacrificing life and limb, the troops came home to protesters screaming into their faces and waving anti-American signs. Some were spit on. Others just returned and were ignored.