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A Wall that Unites Our Nation

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: May 31, 2019

With somber gratitude for the Vietnam Memorial…

Near to where Mr. Lincoln sits,
a wall stands
bearing witness to a conflict
that claimed countless lives
half a century ago.

Unlike another wall
that divides our nation,
this wall of chiseled names
unites us with gratitude
for those who died
defending democracy
far from home.

It is a wall that protects us
from the possibility
of forgetting those
who dare not be forgotten.
Peace to their memories!


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

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Posted: May 31, 2019

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