The American Gazette

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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Vietnam Vets Veterans Day, by Russ Vaughn

Before I post this fantastic poem by Mr. Vaughn I wish to first apologize for not getting it up earlier, for some reason I was getting an error reading when I was trying to post the last couple days. Thought it was perhaps due to the amount of traffic blogspot was getting following the election.

Their Veterans’ Day

Some said let you apologize
But that wouldn’t do it in our eyes.
A man astride of each position
Could we believe your true contrition?
And on deaf ears your words would fall
To those whose names are on that Wall
The vindication they now accept
In settling up this long-held debt,
Is that for them we gave our best
And denied you, John, your lifelong quest.
We fought for them, fought for our own,
To make you reap what you had sown.
Listen carefully John to what we say,
November 2d was their Veterans’ Day.

Russ Vaughn
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 65-66


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