Last month the Wayne County Action Program, Inc. had the opportunity to participate in the Veterans’ Summit hosted by the Veterans’ Advisory Committee. The Summit was geared towards Service Providers across Wayne & surrounding counties coming together to share information about current and proposed services to and for
Veterans & Military Families.
During the Summit a Wayne County Veteran, Gordon L. White, was moved to share a poem he wrote about the struggles Veterans across the nation face, including those who call our county home. This poem not only pulls on the heartstrings of listeners, but also calls the community into action. Mr. White says it best as he challenges the community at large to give our Veterans and helping hand up in any way we can.
Poem written by Mr. Gordon L. White-Wayne County Veteran
To Our Homeless Vets and Those out of a Job
When we have done our best for the USA why doesn’t someone give us a helping hand right here in the Promised Land.
For no matter the color of our skin or the faith we believe it is the same for when we bleed the color of our skin is the same. Red for all of us.
No greater love has no man or woman than to lay down their lives for another. For all are going home to a reward laid up for us from the very beginning of our nation.
God bless America once more.