"I secretly heard on the shortwave
Your name is on the Viet Veteran Wall
Proud of you, Dad
You had died for Freedom and Justice for all"
Offerings at the Wall, page 239 (Dear Daddy, last stanza)
From an American Viet Vet
"America! Thank you for having not forgotten us,"
The voice is heard in the night...
On this Veterans Day, 58,256 names etched into the flesh of the live rock,
The Wall feels just right.
The girl who studied American architecture designed this presentation --
Lest her fame overshadow the children of war we went to save
If anyone questions our purpose:
"We took down the Berlin Wall for the honor of the home of the brave..."
Linh Duy Vo
11 November 2007©
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