Army Mom’s Safe Haven

Steve Mason
Poet and Vietnam veteran Steve Mason of Ashland
has a prototype of the Vietnam War Memorial that serves as inspiration


A former army captain and decorated Vietnam combat veteran, Steve Mason was Poet Laureate of the Vietnam Veterans of America until his death in May 2005. He is the author of three collections of poetry: JOHNNY'S SONG – POETRY OF A VIETNAM VETERAN (1986); WARRIOR for PEACE (1988); and THE HUMAN BEING – A WARRIOR'S JOURNEY TOWARD PEACE AND MUTUAL HEALING (1990), Touchstone books, Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York.

His poem, "The Wall Within" was delivered as part of the official activities prior to the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("The Wall") as a national monument on November 10, 1984. It was entered into the Congressional Record, January 10, 1984