Dear Diary Page 37…
Thought I would pop in briefly as another busy week to behold and not sure when I’ll return, but taking time to mention events the coming week…
Tuesday is the 10th and the Marine Corps birthday so taking time to say Happy Birthday to all the Marines out there!!
November 11th is Veterans Day, of course, so leaving a poem and wishing everyone a safe and Happy Veterans day!!
We were volunteers, one and all
So Noble.. Proud.. and Brave,
Did not know the reasons for war
Just a people from tyranny to save!
Glasses held high, we made an toast
Surely that Victory would rule the day!
While back at home, the voices of unrest
Not a kind word for us did they say.
Some could not vote, children were we
Some could not drink, but still our battle cry,
Even with all that we could not do
For us children, it was to do or die!
Vietnam was a hostile, violent land
The dangers, the horrors of war abound,
Whether the paddies of Vietnam or the fields of home,
Seemed for us, not a friend could be found.
But we proudly gave it our all, lads
Faced our destiny, with a hint of fear of tomorrow
Some to return to a mother’s joy
Some to return to a mother’s sorrow.
So should you be looking on today, lads
One more toast, hold your glasses high,
To PEACE, HOPE and LOVE, may they long endure
CHEERS, LADDIES!!!.. And SEMPER FI
(penned on May 30, 2009 by; Sgt, Larry “Dutch” Woller
12th Marine Regiment
And Friday the 13th is not only my birthday, but the birthday of my friend Cara Benson and it will be a “lucky” Friday the 13th… 😀 taking this moment to say Happy Birthday, Cara and may all your presents be filled with happiness!..
With that being said..
On down the path we shall venture,
Leaving no stone unturned
As life is an adventure.