Little Bear Brother
On 30 April 2011, the Little Bear Association celebrated your sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.
May 13, 2011
Manuel Pino Bco 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings, Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things. You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung, high in the sunlit silence, hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long delirious, burning blue I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace, where never lark, or even eagle flew, and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God. By John G. Magee, Jr.
Nov 22, 2006
Manuel Pino Jr.
Fellow Vietnam Vet
REFLECTIONS FROM THE MOVING WALL". I am a monument to a black period in this countries history. I am the Vietnam wall., composed to two angled granite walls, inscribed with the names of fifty eight thousand, one hundred thirty four American men and women who died in hell (that was Vietnam) Many people come to see me. strangely they come mostly in silence-old people, young people, children, mothers, fathers, widows, and veterans. all for reasons of their own. they bring gifts, pictures, letters, flowers, poems and cigarettes. the letters speak of grief and loneliness and regret. they ask forgiveness. they are an out pouring of pain. the people softly touch names on my face. they water my grass with tears. then they leave in silence and I hope in peace. for I am more than two stone walls. I am a thank you from a nation that forgot. I am a long past due apology. I am healing for wounds too long left untended. I am a tribute paid to fallen warriors. I AM THE VIETNAM WALL. "America has forgotten the wars. will she remember her warriors"? you may be gone , BUT YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
Sunday, October 17, 2004
Thank you for giving your life for our country. I am giving a report on you at my school thank you so much you will never be forgotten
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Do not stand at my grave and weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
Posted by: Bob Ross
Relationship: Vietnam Veteran
Monday, November 21, 2005
Michael is buried at Long Island Nat Cem
I attend Gridley High School in Gridley, IL and I am posting remembrances for a class. We are blessed in America to have citizens that are willing to stand up for what is right. You were willing to pay the ultimate price for people you didn’t even know. Your bravery and faithfulness to this nation will never be forgotten!
I am a student from Gridley High School located in Gridley, IL. We are posting remembrances for a class project and to honor those that paid the ultimate sacrifice.
I would like to thank you for the sacrifice that you made. You defended your nation’s beliefs and were willing to die for these beliefs. You sacrificed your life because you believed in the inalienable rights for all of human kind. Thank you for your protection and extension of liberties for all men, women, and children. Thank you for your fine service
You will never be forgotten
As a student at Gridley High School, in Gridley, IL, I just want to thank you for your service during the war. You made a great sacrifice to put others in front of yourself, and for that you lost yours. This is one of the best sacrifices ever made and one that will never be forgotten. Many of you soldiers are loved and missed, but we are grateful and proud of what you did for this country. Thank you and may you rest in peace.
Remembering Because We Care
I am a student at Gridley High School, and am currently involved in an
assignment where I leave rememberances to our country's fallen soldiers
of the Vietnam War. However, I do not feel an obligation to leave a
message to you. I am doing it because I care, because you were willing
to make the ultimate sacrifice so all people could live a life with freedom
and happiness. You fought bravely and defended rights. You truly are a
hero. Your commitment to this country will never be forgotten