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Veterans Poetry: Wondered About the Poppy? In Flanders Fields

Ever wondered about those poppies popping up everywhere on Veterans Day? In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae is the inspiration. LTC McCrea was a physician, surgeon, writer, artist, and poet from Canada who served in Europe during WWI. He … Continue reading

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In Honor of Veterans Day: One Week of Veterans Poetry

Saturday, November 11 Americans celebrate as Veterans Day although the roots are in Armistice Day, but that is another story… Poetry is a song of the soul, what better way to see into the veteran experience. Walt Whitman will kick … Continue reading

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Peace Breaks Out

On January 6 , 1991 I took one last long look at my family and then turned and walked away. I left my daughter at a sensitive time in her youth. Before I returned she had discovered sex and failed … Continue reading

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