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AMERICAN THANKSGIVING
EARLY AMERICAN THANKSGIVINGS (Part 1 of a new annual series) Researched by Freedom Writer for Thanksgiving 2000
AN APPALACHIAN THANKSGIVING By Steve Myers From "Exegesis"
FREE Thanksgiving Word Search! Great fun for the kids!
TRIBUTE TO VETERANS DAY - NOV. 11, 2000
WHEN WE WERE CALLED By Bob Staranowicz
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (FEDERAL)
ALASKA DEPT. OF MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
AMERICAN WOMEN IN UNIFORM, VETERANS TOO!
WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE FOR AMERICA MEMORIAL
VFW (VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS)
AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL HQ
AMVETS ON-LINE--OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF AMVETS NATIONAL HQ
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (Building better lives for America's disabled veterans.)
PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
BLINDED VETERANS ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
THE ALAMO (Daughters of the Republic of Texas)
DESCENDANTS OF MEXICAN WAR VETERANS
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR (Thanks to Keith Laurent for arranging and playing Jay Ungar's Ashokan Farewell 1983 by Swinging Door Music-BMI Used by permission. All rights reserved.) (audio site)
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR CENTENNIAL WEBSITE
THE TORCH DIMS: FEWER THAN 1,900 AMERICAN WWI VETERANS STILL SURVIVE By Len Shurtleff Aug. 21, 1999
THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL DESIGN COMPETITION
KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION
KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL
KOREAN WAR VETERANS NATIONAL MUSEUM & LIBRARY
VIETNAM VETERANS HOME PAGE (Officially opened Nov. 11, 1994)
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
THE VIETNAM VETERANS' MEMORIAL WALL PAGE
AMERICAN GULF WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION (Helping the vets who served in Operation Desert Storm)
VETERANS NEWS & INFORMATION SERVICE
MILITARY SCREEN SAVERS Take a few moments to remember and honor all the Veterans who have fought and protected our great country.
WHEN WE WERE CALLED
By Bob Staranowicz
101st Airborne
1969-70

When we were called
We answered
When we were called
We went

To help an ailing nation
To help a friend in need
And stop the spread of communism
And help control its spread

At first we were seen as heroes
The defender of the planet
At first we were supported
In the war and how we ran it

But then the horrors were discovered
The terror recounted every day
The people of this nation changed
Their minds at our dismay

For we were sent to do a job
Although our hands were bound
We did our best, we met the challenge
But in the end, the job - undone

We fought, we died and we were maimed,
We returned to our home in utter shame
No heroes welcome were we given
No one but us were to be blamed

But time has passed and minds have changed
And in some discourse, we are seen as hero
But the pain of rejection still lies in our hearts
From a time when we were meeting the foe

As time does pass by
I am sure we will transfigure
The hardness developed
From the treatment so cruel

When we were called we answered
When we were called we went
And if I had to repeat the chore
I do it again, do it once more

Bob Staranowicz
Copyright Feb. 1998
(With Permission)


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