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To America, Love and Gratitude 9780965449823

To America, Love and Gratitude

ISBN-10: 0965449823
ISBN-13: 9780965449823
PUBLISHER: Voco Publishing, Limited
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Product Description: "I owe my life to the American who gave me his. I love him no less than my birth father. Every five years, I try to go to the Vietnam Wall in Washington. This is my pilgrimage. I do it for those who gave their lives for me. My American Vietnam vet Daddy is on The Wall - more that 58,000 names. Each name is a flower. I have named the flower " 'Honor'." Poet in a new land Vo's signature poem, "Dear Daddy," was written by him in 1987. "Virtual brother The Long Beach chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America has made Vo an associate member. Says chapter president Max Stewart, I met Linh at Westminster some years ago when the Moving Wall was at the City Hall. He gave me free copies of his book to Vietnam vets, and got to know a lot of our members." The admiration is mutual. When VVA members recently demonstrated outside Tran's store, Vo E-mail Stewart, "You appeared like a knight." Vo creates e-mails in a prolific fashion as he creates poems. "E-mail is my canvas," he says. His electronic messages are the sort Nathan Hale might have sent had the Internet been around during the American Revolution. In a recent one, he said, "If I can pay back to this land with my own life, I am proud to do so without thinking twice." Of his past in Vietnam, he says, "The memory still lingers. I lost everything.I lost even contact with my family." But the plus side of Vo's ledger is large. "America has given me a homeland." he says. "For that I am indebted. And I will live the rest of my life honoring my Vietnam veteran, my Daddy." Poet's Note"Dear Daddy" is like a bouquet of flowers offered to the 58,000-plus souls and their fellow American Vietnam veterans, and "To America, Love and Gratitude" is like a garden of flowers.

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PAGES: 115
CATEGORY: Social Science, Travel

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