Army Mom’s Safe Haven

A Veterans' Day Wish

Here's to the Heroes of Vietnam
who answered their country's call -
who slept in the mud and the jungle
and gave up their youth, one and all...
Here's to the ones who feel guilty -
and here's to the ones who feel sad -
and here's to the nurses and medics
and here's to the MIA dad -
None of them wanted to die there;
None of them wanted to go -
yet, off they went, alone and unknown
ages and ages ago.

Well, here's to my heroes, the Veterans
and here's to their families too.
May Heaven watch over them always;
all other veterans
and... You.

©Copyright February 1997 by Christina

This poem inspired the response, Heroes (A Response)
©Copyright April 19, 2005 by Lou J. Klaiber