Speeches: We’re free.
Speeches: Vets served. Vets led. Vets were key.
Speeches: Respect. Regrets. Vets need.
Neglect: The street where vets sleep.
Multiple stories, ads and headlines in the Arizona Republic, including:
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I spent my day sitting at a yard sale table, underlining E words in blue hilighter and composing in my head. No cut and paste today. Then I came inside where it is cool and lovely, typed up my poem, and spent a ridiculous amount of time figure out which article each word came from. The issue in the paper today was not homeless vets, but the truly shocking abuses being revealed about VA health care. With the constraint, it’s hard to get at the details, but the image worked for me as a snapshot of the system.