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The Sun Will Rise Tomorrow
The Sun Will Rise Tomorrow is a poem written and read by Willie James Johnson in honor of our veterans. This video is courtesy of the City of Bloomington.
I was in high school in Chicago during the late 60's, and in college at Hamline University during the early 70's. I registered for the draft and received a very high number in the lottery, however my younger brother served in Vietnam and remained in the Army for several years afterwards. I was very pleased to be able to write and present the poem in tribute to all who have served and who are serving in our Armed Forces. Thank you!
– Dr. Willie Johnson
More is required of us. Now we must march with you, shoulder to shoulder. Even putting our backs into it and lifting you upon our shoulders.
Story Subject: Family
Affiliate Organization: Normandale Community College
Secondary Location During Vietnam: St. Paul, Minnesota
This story is part of Civil Rights Movement and the War.
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Story Themes: African American, Air Force, Anchors Aweigh, Army, Art, Buffalo Soldier, Marines, Marines Hymn, Memorial, Music, Navy, Poetry, Taps, The Army Goes Rolling Along, Watch, Wild Blue Yonder, Willie James Johnson