Heroes of Vietnam

They spit in your face when you came home
Because of media created ignorance
You were called a no good baby killer
To you it made no sense
You did what you needed to in the jungles of ‘Nam
Surviving a hell they couldn’t imagine
It ripped at your flesh and your soul and your mind
You will carry that forever within

And now they call you all heroes
As they should have so long ago
You always were and always will be
But now they all finally see

Called by country to protect and serve
No regard for the politics of the hour
Fought with honor as ordered to do
While draft dodgers ran like cowards
We’re again in the grips of a controversial war
And now praising all serving and served
It’s so sad to see it took more young men dying
To get the recognition you all deserved

And finally they call you all heroes
As they should have so long ago
Thank God they can all now finally see
What you were then and will always be


Copyright © 2014 Mr. Flying Pig

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