poetry

You’re invited to a special event at the Museum of the American Military Family

VIETNAM: A TALE OF TWO WARS Linda VanZandt, award-winning oral historian recently relocated to Albuquerque, is excited to partner with the Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center, to bring her multimedia Vietnam War exhibit to the museum (546B State Hwy 333, Tijeras, NM 87059) on April 30 from 1:30-5:00 p.m. The exhibit […]

The Wall

Shaun Schipper is a songwriter who has just recorded an album, Vietnam   I walk along The Wall, tears fill my eyes over 58,000 men and women, in Nam, they lost their lives over 58,000 fellow Americans, they never made it home over 58,000 buddies, their names carved on this stone walking along The Wall, […]

Invisible Soldier

Story: VA Historian Since people first began to write thousands of years ago, the sights, sounds, smells, textures, horrors, and consequence of war have been impressed in the minds and memories of millions, including soldiers and sailors, all over the world. No matter what country, heritage, or bloodline of origin, every war has had among […]

Strangers-Soldiers

You will never see the face of the stranger who gave his life so you could live.  You will never hear the voice of the stranger who gave his life so you can enjoy the freedom you now enjoy.  Think, think hard how many Soldiers have died for you– –Soldiers that you never met or […]

Dear Vietnam Veteran

How it all started I’ll never understand; 60,000 men dead Over Vietnamese land. It seems so useless, But deep down inside, All I can feel Is a strong rush of pride A pride for those Who risked their lives, And those who left Behind their wives. I know this “thanks” Is hardly enough For everything […]