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    Just something I wrote

    This came to me recently after a discussion about treatment of Veterans over the years. It is untitled.

    Who remembers now,
    When on Guadalcanal,
    How our young men fought and died?

    Who remembers now,
    That on Guadalcanal,
    Our Marines turned the war’s tide?

    What class will still teach,
    About the dead on the beach,
    Beneath the cliffs of Normandy?

    What will the lessons say,
    About the bodies in the bay,
    And what it means to you and me?

    What honor does history pay,
    In its revised versions today,
    About a reservoir they called Chosin?

    How does it describe,
    The men who fought and died,
    In a place so harsh and frozen?

    What role did we play,
    In those jungles far away,
    In a place called Viet Nam?

    Why did we have to see,
    The nightly reports on TV,
    That destroyed the American calm?

    How long before we look back,
    At the 9-11 attacks,
    As just another date in a book?

    Will we one day forget,
    The horrors we met,
    And the piece of our hearts it took?

    Did we not learn then,
    What a mess we get in,
    When we resort to “Shock and Awe”?

    Will we remember them,
    Our young women and men,
    Who stand now and give it their all?

    Welcome them home now,
    And then tell them how,
    Their bravery is so true.

    Let them all know,
    What honors we bestow,
    And that praise which is long overdue.
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    Well done, OldVet.
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    Very, very nice! Thanks for sharing it with us!
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