Honoring The Fallen
"Honoring The Fallen" proudly salutes the valiant U.S. military service members, who made the ultimate sacrifice ... going beyond self ... for our beloved America that includes my mother's twin brother, who did so in the hedge rows of Normandy shortly after D-Day.
I wrote "Honoring The Fallen" when my youngest son was serving with the Marines in Iraq ... in response to the constant concern that my wife and I endured coming true ... with a knock on the door delivering the heart wrenching devastating news that no loved one wants to hear. (My son returned home safely, missing becoming a fallen by a fraction of an inch.)
Special Note... The A signed printing of the "Honoring The Fallen" poem was made available to the USO for sharing at its Dover AFB facilities where the fallen are returned to America and their waiting loved ones. The poem might also be available at other USO locations.
David G. Bancroft,