Accidental Astronauts

by Lynn Norton

Poem


Under the Flag

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


An Encounter at the VA Hospital

by John Swainston

Poem


I Dreamed

by William Snead

Poem


My Indelible Military Career

by Katherine Iwatiw

Prose


Why, Jesus, Why?

by Jason Bartley

Poem


Answering the Call

By Daniel Allen, Air Force

Writing Type: Poem

By Daniel Allen
--Port Richey, FL

With a life dedicated to others, 
Answering the call of my brothers,
Sacrificing many freedoms and rights
Under adverse conditions and long flights.

Friends and family left far behind, 
An uncertain future is on my mind.
With support and kindness from home, 
Letters and gifts of warmth are shown.

As I wait and prepare for the worst,
Standing vigilant, "Who will fire first?"
The potential is great for much suffering;
Dedication and skill are my offering.

I have always served the sick and injured;
With pride and devotion I have endured.
I volunteered when I answered the call;
For my country, I would give my all.

THERE ARE NO GREATER ASPIRATIONS
THEN THE WORDS "MY COUNTRY" MAY EVOKE.


Accidental Astronauts

by Lynn Norton

Poem


Wonder Women vs the Taliban

by Melvin Brinkley

Array


What It Means to Be a Veteran: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

by michael mcbride

Poem


Casualties

by Daniel Allen

Poem


Lorenzo

by Tanya Whitney

Prose


An Encounter at the VA Hospital

by John Swainston

Poem