What War Has Meant
Sir / You suggest [Nov. 6] that "this is the moment to look back on what the war meant, and to look ahead to...what peace will mean."
My friends and I were about twelve years old in 1959 when the first Americans were killed in Viet Nam, a place no one had ever heard of. We know too well what the war meant: it has become a part of us. We are not able, however, to look ahead to what peace will mean. It will be an entirely new experience.
STEVEN L. STERN
New York City
Sir / In reference to your...