Monday, May 28, 2012

WON in Viet Nam

A  L  O  H  A !
Taps by U.S. Army Bands on Grooveshark

"Day is done,
gone the sun,
from the lakes
from the hills
from the sky,
all is well,
safely, rest,
God is near.

 Fading light,
Dims the sight,
 And a star gems the sky
 Gleaming bright,
 From afar,
Drawing, near,
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise,
For our days,
Neath the sun
 Neath the stars
 Neath the sky,
As we go,
This, we, know,
God is near."

According to Wikipedia
"The term ['TAPS'] originates from the Dutch term taptoe, meaning "close the (beer) taps (and send the troops back to camp)". "Military tattoo" comes from the same origin. "

What did the US win
in Viet Nam?

We  allowed the confusion 
and dissension of that war 
to color
the way we treated
the veterans.

Viet Nam vets
paid the price of war,
then paid again
here at home.

One thing we 
as a nation
took from that
is this lesson:
" Appreciate the Warriors
and their Families."

They do not start wars,
they do not make the policies.
They do what is asked of them
unto death.

For this
we say
"Thank You."

This day-
Every Day.

We honor all those
who put a higher purpose
above their own

         Sincerely, cloudia