One Young Soldier

by Jack Tompkins

sketch


I Walked Alone

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


Under the Flag

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


Poppy array

by Penny Deere

Array


God's Touch of Sunshine

by Gene Groner

Photograph


Lorenzo

by Tanya Whitney

Prose


Go Fly a Kite

By Scott Sjostrand, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Scott Sjostrand

—Hallock, MN

One day when I was young,
I was annoying my mom.
She said, "Go fly a kite."
So I did.
I also built model airplanes as a kid.
Later, I joined the Air Force,
worked on jets; why, yes, of course!
Well, on my last duty day,
I got a ride in an F-111.
Felt like we were flying straight to Heaven!
I asked for control of the joystick.
The pilot relinquished control
as I obviously was not airsick.
Three barrel-rolls later we returned to base.
Excitement was written all over my face.
Oh, if Mom only knew
her advice early on made my dreams come true!

One Young Soldier

by Jack Tompkins

sketch


Under the Flag

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


Poppy array

by Penny Deere

Array


An Encounter at the VA Hospital

by John Swainston

Poem


I Dreamed

by William Snead

Poem


What I Still Believe

by Nila Bartley

Poem