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Military / Veterans

Visions of Vietnam

These are stories of people I knew who served in Vietnam, friends, classmates, relatives.  So many stories, so many lives changed forever.  Their sacrifice is beyond measure, we owe them a huge debt. Remembering all who served.    Visions of Vietnam Just a young kid from the Midwest, he had never traveled far But when … Continue reading »

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A Poem for Veterans – A European Tour

A European Tour (An Old Soldier’s Story) He sat on the old park bench as people passed him by No one stopped to talk to him or even just say, Hi They could never realize the places he had seen And never could envision his life at age eighteen He saw the Cliffs of Dover … Continue reading »

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The Old Soldier and the Flag

When I was growing up the 4th of July was a special day in my hometown beginning with a parade around the court house square. They still have that parade and it’s known for being one of the longest held parades in the country surviving for well over 100 years. Veterans were at the head … Continue reading »

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Birth of Freedom

Birth of Freedom I wrote this after a visit to Boston and Lexington Green. It was so moving to walk on the Green and hear the story of how these brave men had the courage to fight for and found our country and how our freedom was born. April 19, 1775 Mad King George said take … Continue reading »

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OUR FLAG

OUR FLAG Beginning with Washington, through history and time A symbol of freedom in story and rhyme It was watched through the night by Francis Scott Key As he penned the words, “Oh say can you see” Through our country’s wars it continued to fly On Iwo Jima brave men hoisted it high Raised on nine eleven … Continue reading »

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