Veterans Day (2007)
A day to remember my War.
A day to feel in my heart, Marines I once knew.
A day to pray for lost peace.
A day to remember that I was not welcomed home.
A day to remember my old war prayer
to commit to life with the same intensity that I feared death.
A day to see that many people do not honor veterans.
A day to hear the flag snapping at the wind.
A day for my soul to shed its uniform and stand naked in the mirror.
by Larry Winters
written Veterans Day, November 11, 2007