I heard on the news that people are protesting
at the funeral of a nineteen year old soldier
who gave his life for his country.
Why is God's name would anyone protest
at a young mans funeral or any funeral.
Is the American people getting as sick
as the people in other lands.
This boy and that is what he was;
went to defend the ground we all live on
and to protest for what ever the reason
they should be ashamed.
Shame on you!
I remember coming home from Vietnam
after serving in "66" and being dropped off
the bus four blocks from my home.
It was the old neighborhood.
As I walked through my old hang out,
a car of young fellows rode by
and spit at me and called me a baby killer.
Standing there in full uniform glad to be home
I thought "what did I do so wrong".
When I got home Mom and Dad where happy to see me
and said lets go out and eat and son will you wear your uniform.
I was reluctant not knowing what's going on.
Overseas they keep telling us the U.S.A. is behind you.
I heard different after arriving home.
I put my uniform on for my mom and Dad and stood proud for them.
After all you do what your parents say.
I'm still proud I had a chance to protect my family and homeland.
My wife Sandy served three years in the Marines during Vietnam
and I'm sure she feels she defended her country as well. I know I'm proud of her.
People that served their country should be HONORED, not protested.
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