Perspectives on Present Day America
Militancy: You Decide
One Stood Up The Other Refused
The Purple Heart
Larry's youngest son, Andy received two Purple Heart medals during his service in Afghanistan. On the day of the award ceremony, Andy remarked to his dad, "The first one is the way the government honors you. If you get a second one, there is always some concern that you may be charged with willful destruction of government property."
Read Andy's Story
Purple Heart Rising
I saw a soldier's heart today.
I wondered at its strength.
It seemed afraid of nothing mortal,
fearless, breadth and length.
It spoke to me of war and pain,
the toll of Freedom's gate.
It spoke to me of sacrifice,
and noble warrior's fate.
It spoke to me of hearth and home,
revered above all else;
And, the courage to defend it
without regard for self.
It spoke to me of fallen dreams
and a hero's later struggles.
It spoke to me in language red,
for this great heart was purple.
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