During a Veterans’ Day ceremony in Marshalltown, Vice President Al Gore spoke of his service in Vietnam — and what he’d do with the military if elected President.Wearing his own American Legion cap, Gore said the next President must get the U-S Senate to ratify the nuclear test ban treaty and pay, in total, the dues America owes to the United Nations. Gore also promised to re-double diplomatic efforts and boost U-S investments in other democracies around the globe. Gore promised to maintain American leadership in the world.Straying from the text of his prepared remarks, Gore talked about serving in what was an unpopular war.Gore, a military journalist in Vietnam, spoke to about 200 World War II era veterans. He said Vietnam veterans often greet one another by saying, “Welcome Home,” a way of acknowledging the pain of serving in an unpopular war. Gore held a town hall meeting with undecided voters in Des Moines this afternoon.
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