|A week ago, I was proudly looking at a photo of my Marine son shaking hands with Ret. Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North somewhere in Iraq during the initial combat stage to remove Saddam Hussein in 2003. |
Then I found myself smiling at the thought of my attending several events at Veterans Week (November 5 - 11, 2009) in Branson, Missouri, where Oliver North will be. Hopefully, when I return home, I will be able to place a photo with Oliver North and me next to the one I am now looking at again.
Moreover, these thoughts last week reminded me that while I have written several poems concerning my son's service . . . I never wrote one specifically about his and Oliver North's cherished Marine Corps.
So, I hope active and veteran Marines along with their loved ones, friends, and fellow Americans will like my poem, The U.S. Marines, as it honors all of them . . . past, present, and future.
And speaking of my return visit to Branson, Missouri, I invite you to read my poem, In The Heart Of America. I really hope every American will experience Branson one day . . . as it will be a memorable one.