D. C. Wall 2016-61


The local Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH, had a large but mini version of “the Wall” that is in D.C. and Joann and I went to look at it. All the names shown are those that died in the Vietnam War and it was “Sobering” to stand there and realize all those that gave their lives in the conflict. I think now of my thoughts then and what I believed then versus now.


I was just out of the Marine Corps before it started and my youth innocence was in play, though I did not have ANY adverse thoughts of those fighting. We, as the people, have to stand up and state our thoughts when things occur. Do NOT remain silent and say you are a member of the the silent majority. Instead, make a stand whatever it is!

                                  D.C. Wall 2016-61

Lowered head with hand on brow,

Salt flowing to the ground.

The ebony edifice spears the sky,

Subdued thoughts abound.

Tragedy of life remembered,

While standing with heavy heart.

A list showing no return,

Of those gone long ago.

Laughter, gaiety and flair,

Replaced by a scroll of stone.

Den Betts

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