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by Amber
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The difference in how we treat our soldiers in Vietnam and now
A Soldier’s Burden
The weary soldiers came home
To spit and angry jeers
Is this how we thank them
For their hard spent long years?

Where were the hugs
And the welcome home signs
The emotional families
And the thankful cheering lines

Home from the war
And worse for the wear
The Vietnam soldiers
Had so much to bear

I look at him now
Proud in old age
And feel such shame
For the protesters rage

I want to say thank you
And give him a kiss
He lost so much before
So many good friends to miss

My Grandpa stands ready
He remembers those days
When he fought to protect us
In so many ways

Now we salute
And thank our brave troops
Now we understand
Our world needs those brave groups

We can still understand
War is a crime
But those who stand and fight
Are heroes of their time

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