Archive / May 24, 2012

MEMORIAL DAY:

“MEMORIAL DAY 1991”

For you, no yellow ribbons,

No parades, no “Welcome home!”

Just the nightmare hell of combat,

An early death, and walls of stone.

     No band was waiting for you;

No grateful prayers were said.

The men who sent you over there

Scarcely knew that you were dead.

      But the men you gave your lives for

Have not let you rest alone.

Their love has brought you back to us

Upon these walls of stone.

      I come today to be with you,

Mindless of the tears that fall

As I stand and touch name after name

Engraved here on this wall.… Read More

MEMORIAL DAY FEATURES

 

The Covert letter will honor the memory of America’s fallen heroes this weekend. We are fortunate to offer two moving poems by Sarah Groshong of Eastville, Va., and her loving tribute to her brother, Hospitalman 3C Allen Groshong, who was killed in action near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, in April 1968. We also will remember Sgt. Frank J. Fenton, a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II, and an article adapted from a speech written for presentation to the Rotary Club of Frederick (Md.).

 No words can ever express the gratitude we feel for the sacrifices of so many of America’s  finest men and women.… Read More