HERE'S TO US

Here's to the boys of Vietnam,
They tried their very best,
Then staggered home to souls of stone
Unwanted and unblessed.

Here's to the men who bear the scars,
Those vivid, those unseen,
Who wake up yet, in pools of sweat,
Their hell is in their dreams.

Here's to the boys out on the wall,
The names on heavens gate,
Heroes finally recognized
Too little, too late.

And here's to us, the citizens,
Who asked these boys to die,
Then ignored surviving sons
And wouldn't tell them why.

~ Raymond G Montgomery ~