Father’s Day is difficult for any child or daughter whose Dad is gone but it is especially hard for those who lost a father in war.

On Sunday, as an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq continues to take more and more American lives, sons and daughters gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington to honor their fathers who died in another war waged for questionable reasons.

Many of those who made it home from Vietnam hoped and prayed the United States would not repeat the tragic mistakes of that war. Unfortunately, they were wrong.

An Associated Press video report: