WELCOME HOME

WELCOME HOME

A Poem by forrestcook
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Honoring Vietnam Vets

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WELCOME HOME
 

 


Rarely a day has gone by
without memories haunting dreams;
the mortars and the gunfire,
the sounds of dying screams.

He wasn’t sure he’d make it,
yet somehow he came through.
But stepping off the plane
he was only met with boos.

No cheering crowd lined streets,
only burning flags and jeers;
No ticker tape parades,
only hatred filled the air.

It’s been over forty years,
and the time is long past due
to finally welcome him home,
offer up our proud salute.

So when you see a veteran,
he might be all alone,
offer up your hand and say,
“Thank you...and welcome home.”

© Forrest Phelps-Cook


Proudly dedicated to our Vietnam veterans...
Thank you...and WELCOME HOME.


© 2010 forrestcook


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A thank you is not too much to ask for services rendered. Hurrah the Vets!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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AMEN....

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Married to Jackie Leon Cook. I am originally from Arizona, although I grew up as an "Air Force brat". I have five grown children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I met my husband on the.. more..

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