"When we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to step off, and I will leave no one behind. Dead, or alive, we will all come home together." LTG Hal Moore, Jr., USA (Ret.)
I know, for me, personally, as I watched the video, I am still amazed by how large the flag is and how it has changed my personal relationship with it, holding it in my hands after seeing it draped over a casket.
I wander back to my brother and I, at dusk, 'Taps' playing and retiring the flag for the day at Boy Scout camp. He was so very meticulous about folding it. He was so very meticulous about a lot of things and, he took that with him to Vietnam.
Every so often, I unfold it and fold it again, innvite it back in again.
checkin out for a few weeks... 02/07/09
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Thanks for this poem and especially for the reminder. I lost two friends in Vietnam: Ed, who was a little older than me, and Carl, who was only a few days older. Neither lasted more than a few months. I often wonder what they would have done with their lives and how much was lost through their deaths.
Much love, Larry
_________________________ Nobody living can ever stop me As I go walking my freedom highway. Nobody living can make me turn back: This land was made for you and me.(Woody Guthrie)
Great poem. As a Vietnam veteran, I also have some friends names on the Wall. Heal well my friend/brother. Pete (Irishmoose)
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