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Faces In The Wall
On a trip to DC, I stopped by the Wall
To visit some old friends I hadn’t seen for awhile
There was Bill, Neil, Preach, and of course Bob.
As I stood looking at their names inscribed in the Wall,
First I noticed the reflection of my face -
Then I noticed their -
Faces in the Wall
Each name had a face in the wall -
All fifty eight thousand and more.
And each face has a story to tell -
about the Faces in the Wall.
As I watched people come and go -
Family, Friends, and fellow vets -
each had their moments
With the faces in the Wall.
Some came to cry, some came to say good bye,
Some came to ask Why?
A young man said “But Dad I didn’t get to know you!”
A veteran with one leg missing said “Thank you man - you
Saved my life. I owe you one!”
They left flowers, a baseball, pictures, poems,
medals, a flag and more.
All to the faces in the Wall.
If you have a chance to go to DC, and have a
couple of hours to spend - Read the names
and say hello to my friends and the other -
Faces in the Wall.
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