Thurman P. Woodfork

VETERANS DAY, ONCE MORE

Veterans Day nears,
to be observed with accolades, tears,
and emails filled with patriotic themes.
I received a video today, and it seems,
as is all too common, I didn’t see
a single soul who looked like me.
The note said it was okay if it made me cry;
I watched it all with a sigh.
From beginning to end
it continued that sad, sad trend;
it was another, in a long line of others,
that ignored me, my father, and all my brothers.

Salute.

 Specialist 6th Class Lawrence Joel, Medic, Vietnam, Medal of Honor
Specialist 6th Class Lawrence Joel, Medic, Vietnam, Medal of Honor, and His Family
More information about SP6 L. Joel MOH is available on the Arlington Cemetery Website