For the Vets

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    (5/22/01 3:40:45 pm)
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    It's a very unique club
    I see it everywhere
    I see man embracing man
    A tear that says, "I care!".

    There's a special look in eyes
    That words cannot explain
    I see joy for this life
    Sometimes the living pain.

    There's a camaraderie
    That's very rare these days
    They let it show without shame
    In so many different ways.

    I wasn't there, (thank the Lord.)
    So I can't really know
    I can only sense and feel
    Those things which I see show.

    The patience, understanding
    Which only they can feel
    There is something very special
    And something very real.


    A man with one leg
    Another, crippled, bent
    Should remind us what it costs -
    And just how much was "spent"
    Not in dollars and sense(?)
    But in lives and misery
    Things those of us safe at home
    Didn't want to see
    We watched it on the "tube"
    Just like it was some John Wayne show
    And how lucky we were
    We will never, ever know
    We sat in our easy chairs
    Sipping a cold beer
    Switching channels, war to football
    So we could root and cheer
    For our favorite teams
    (Some games we won't forget)
    But easily pushed from our minds
    Was the Viet Nam War Vet
    It's a little better now
    Some are starting to care
    Trying to understand
    Problems brought home from there
    It was a different war
    Just ask those who fought it
    You might learn about some things
    And say, "I'da never thought it."


    They went across the ocean
    To fight in that Asian war -
    On behalf of freedom, justice
    For peoples of that foreign shore.

    More than fifty-eight thousand men
    Faced wars' reality
    Bravely sacrificed their lives
    So that others might be free.

    Most of them were very young -
    And now, it seems such a waste
    That war accomplished nothing
    And has left a bitter taste.

    Those who did survive came home
    To a country which turned away
    We didn't know how to greet them
    We didn't know what to say.

    They came home to a nation
    That said it didn't care
    Said it didn't want to know about
    What went on over there.

    The tide is finally turning
    Don't you think it's about time
    We gave some praise to all of those
    Who laid their life on the line?

    COPYRIGHT 1991

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    (5/23/01 6:32:53 pm)
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    Ron...thanks! Get the goose bumps reading those!!

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    (5/24/01 9:13:34 am)
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    Always good posts Ron.
    ...and two hard boiled eggs.