Once again from the embattled past,
have been returned at last,
Recovered from their forlorn beds,
To rest in honor at home instead.
So many more still remain behind;
alive in loving minds,
They remain lost to the yearning arms,
Of those who prayed theyd return unharmed.
Since that desire can never be,
this Nation will finally see,
On some soon, long-awaited day,
Her last 'Nam son come home to stay.
So many offered all there was to give,
Still, we all pray that some yet may live.
If they do,
God sustain those men,
And, please, for us all, let it come to
Thurman P. Woodfork