Following are copies of poems submitted to me by online Veterans 
That I am proud to call my friends.

This Veteran I know as "Nam1968vet"

FROM THE FIELDS OF FLANDERS WHERE POPPIES GROW,
TO THE HELLFIRES OF PEARL 
AND BATTLESHIP ROW.
FROM OMAHA BEACH TO ANZIO 
TO THE BRIDGE AT RAMADAN AND TOKYO
FROM THE SWEALTERING JUNGLES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC 
TO THE MARINES AT IWO BATTLE HORRIFIC
FROM FROZEN CHOSAN TO THE SIEGE OF KHE SAHN 
TO VIETNAMIZATION
AND THE FALL OF SAIGON
FROM THE TERROR AT BEIRUIT
TO DESERT STORM AMERICAN FORCES
STAND READY ANY WAR OF ANY FORM
AND NOW KOSOVO A TERRIFYING
MIRROR IMAGE OF ADOLPH HITLER
AND THE HOLOCAUST 
AND THE LIVES THAT WERE LOST
MAY 31 IS MEMORIAL DAY SET ASIDE 
BY OUR COUNTRY IN A CARING WAY
TO HONOR RESPECT AND REMEMBER
THOSE WHO STAND IN HARMS WAY

Nam1968vet

BY LAWRENCE PICHULO ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 1997 
AND UPDATED IN
1999 AT THE OUT BREAK OF THE AIR WAR IN KOSOVO


 






 

Michael D. Szyska Sr.
"Ski" 

Remember those Who went ahead

Remember those Who went ahead
Their names should be etched in ,RED

The  Granite is so Cold and Bare
I saw a young girl standing there 

Her noise was cold Her checks were RED
A single name is what she "SAID"

It was the name of FATHER  DEAR

A picture, a stream of TEARS

Her MOTHER came to her from behind
And said "My DEAR you know it's time
to leave this place of HONORED DEAD
 

BUT REMEMBER  Us the young Girl said

DUTY  HONOR   COUNTRY 


 






 

 Written by Nancy Blanks-Bisson for Roger Bisson 
(Lt Col. USA) Retired 12 Armored Division US Army

 From my friend D4BLANKS


 



 
 
 

Remember We Came

  We Marched so smartly from the ships to join the fight for freedom
 We hid our fears with tough talk and beer flirting a little
     We were scared but we came

We came from every part of the country that made up ours
we were recent high school students, lawyers,
machanics, bakers, truck drivers
     for the most part we were very young
  Yet we came

 We came from farms and cities 
and small towns and mountains
From affluence and poverty, business
and labor, educated and simply literate
  We came to save our country and our world
 And we came if necessary to die
And so, many did die. 

And others were forever maimed or scarred
We all knew this could happen yet we 
came when our number came up we came
 Or when our hearts told us this was
our job to do not someone else's
   We came

  The purr of bullets, the blast of shells, 
the bombs, the close up faces of the enemy
  The fear, the anger, when a friend fell, 
the confusion the madness but 
We came

We came, young scared and we stayed until the job was done
  So many years ago this was but it doesn't seem so
  Gathered again by number and unit and stories
  We come to remember, to celebrate the courage of all of us 
   We Come

  Fly the flags, remember the past, hug your buddies 
Lift your head and your hearts and your souls and 
 Remember one more time that we came together to save the world
 

 

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