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Capon Bridge in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

My Dream

My Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 28, 2020
1. My Dream Marker
Last night I had a dream the world was seen in an everlasting peace,
The world I saw was a beautiful world, for all war had finally ceased.
I dreamed the suppression had learned its lesson, as well as had tyranny,
All men treated others like sisters and brothers, and hunger was just a memory.
But I awoke to the sound of an incoming round singing its song of death,
My dream was shattered in a moment of truth and smothered in terror's breath.
A billion tears have been cried and dried, but the tears are shed in vain,
For the power says its right to stay and fight, and the young men go on being slain.
And thus it seems that all men's dreams are lost in this world of hate,
For apathy, hypocrisy, indifference and fear are the words that rule our fate.
SSG Joe Lee McDaniels in Vietnam

A tribute to the Vietnam Veterans who have defended the United States of America and in memory of 58,479 brothers and sisters who never returned

SSG E-5 Joe L. McDaniels
27th Cbt Engr US Army

SSG E-6 Ronnie W. Marple
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Avn. Bde US Army

SP-4 Denny Bantz
6th Group US Army

Sgt. Ralph Wertz
USMC E Co 2nd Battalion 9th Marines

SP-4 Leo J. Ruppert
68th Assault Helicopter Co. US Army

SP-4 Raymond W. Shillingburg
20th Cbt Engr. US Army

You are not forgotten

Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
Location. 39° 18.306′ N, 78° 25.947′ W. Marker is in Capon Bridge, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Memorial is on Legion Drive just east of Cold Stream Road (County Road 15), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capon Bridge WV 26711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory (a few steps from this marker); United States Navy Recruiting Aids Facility (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Braddock is Defeated (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Some French and Indian War Incidents in Hampshire County (about 700 feet away); The Fort Comes and Goes (about 700 feet away); Forts in Col. George Washington's Chain of Forts Guarding the Eighteenth Century Virginia Froniter (about 700 feet away); Soldiers and Settlers
My Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 28, 2020
2. My Dream Marker
(about 700 feet away); The Ken Edmonds Memorial Heritage Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capon Bridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Dec. 11, 2023