This past Memorial Day I attended a deployment ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Base. I was invited by my friend Vince who was heading to Afghanistan with the 107th Air Wing. A few minutes before he headed to the tarmac to board the C130, he came up to me and handed me a piece of paper with a poem he wrote while serving in Iraq. To be honest I read the first few lines and then stuffed it in my pocket. Today I remembered I had it and handed it to a co-worker to read. After a few moments she looked up with tears in her eyes and that's when I thought maybe I ought to read the rest of it.