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1st Annual Memorial Day Poetry Contest

We are happy to announce the 1st Annual Memorial Day Poetry Contest. We’re on the look out for poems of all styles – rhyming, free verse, haiku, and more – to be featured on our site as the 2014 Memorial Day Poem of the Year. All entries must be received by Friday, May 22nd. Simultaneous …

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Yesterday We Were Parents

by Michelle Keim Commander of Royersford VFW Post 6341 in Pennsylvania U.S.S. Cole Yesterday we were parents We were called mom and dad I sat and watched the news today How times over there turned bad A fear welled up inside me A chill ran down my spine The USS Cole was bombed And she …

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