One Backward Glance......

© E. F. Hart and VVMF 1984

If you are Able...

Save for them a place inside of you, and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.

Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have left with their dying and keep it with your own.

And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind.

Major Michael O'Donnell,
Dak To, RVN, 1 January 1970

Commemorating those valiant souls, most of whom died of Bravo Company - 101st Airborne Division - who fought valiantly to secure Hill 937 - "Hamburger Hill - Ashau Valley, South Vietnam, May 10, 1969

Read Down...

A single Rose signifies True and Constant Devotion. This Devotion can never end, as long as there are Roses to give one another, and loved ones to give them to. This Rose here is laid at this memorial to call Remembrance to the lives lost, but never forgotten; it signifies the Love and Devotion and National Gratitude for the Sacrifices which all the names on this Wall have made so that we Americans can live, sleep, work and play within Free and Safe Borders.

These names call out to all of us, "Remember us!" And so we must, and so we will.
~ Jake

If you came here to pay Respects to Stephen Golsh, you can find his Memorial here

Jake's Virtual Wall Memorial loads in 90 Seconds

This Memorial Automatically Redirects to the Virtual Wall Memorial in 90 Seconds

Jake's Vietnam Poetry

Back | Close