Taken from Miami Beach 1972 (poem) by Pat Finnegan:
We came from everywhere in America,
From the east coast, we came in heavy numbers.
From the west coast, we made a strong contribution.
From our northern United States borders,
From the Great Lakes regions,
From our southern United States borders.
We grabbed the Gulf Coast Vets along the way, on US Rt. 10
From America's cities,
From America's farms.
From America's Islands,
From America's lakes and pond regions,
From America's suburbs and
From America's dwindling farmland
By motorcycles and bicycles
and by foot,
Mostly combat hardened Marines and Army Paratroopers.
Our America had lied to us,
Our America had used and abused us.
And now we were coming to Miami Beach to give voice and body to our anger and our rage.
Nixon wanted to be president again.
We couldn't let that happen.... Read More