John, November 2 Was Their Veteran's Day
I thought this poem was excellent...and since I'm a big fan of anyone who served his country in Vietnam...I thought I'd share it with everyone.
Some said let you apologize
But that wouldn't do it in our eyes.
A man astride of each position
Could we believe your true contrition?
And on deaf ears your words would fall
To those whose names are on that wall
The vindication they now accept
In settling up this long-held debt,
Is that for them we gave our best
And denied you, John, your lifelong quest.
We fought for them, fought for our own,
To make you reap what you had sown.
Listen carefully John to what we say,
November 2 was their Veterans' Day.
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
About the Writer: Russ has a 40 year affiliation with the military, directly and as a retired health care marketer. Six years as a paratrooper with the 82nd and the 101st Airborne. Earned the Combat Infantry Badge in Vietnam with the 101st. Russ receives e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org