Special Heartfelt Tribute
(October 31, 2009)
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.
found myself smiling at the thought of my attending several events at
Veterans Week (November 5 - 11,
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.
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,
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,
The Heart Of America. I really hope every American will experience
Branson one day . . . as it will be a memorable one.
I also hope veterans or loved ones of
veterans will share an
story about their Veterans Day experience for
listing at USA Patriotism! I especially
encourage children and grandchildren of veterans from
America's Greatest Generation to do so . . . as
a permanent tribute to them that they too can enjoy for
their remaining years!
Author of the books
American Pride, Cemetery
Woods, Mere Chance, and Waking Dreams