picture above is during the VVA 902 Vietnam Veteran Tribute Febr.
10, 2006, ROBINS AFB GA (former POW).
ME WALK WITH YOU"
As I approach the Wall, in the presence of the moment, I heard, walk with me.
I glanced around and only saw a lady in Black across the open parade area between the registration tables and the Wall.
She approaches in silence but is surrounded with peace and understanding.
When she arrives she offers up her hand to me asks if I’m a Vietnam Veteran?
Of course my colors are showing on my hat and shirt.
I immediately answer yes and she hands me a pin, which is in the shape of a heart, with a bandaid in the middle.
She then told me that it is a bandaid for the heart.
I was tear struck and could not speak.
My senses soared and the message I received was, Let me walk with you in Peace and Understanding.
I felt so relaxed and peaceful, I was stunned.
We walked in front of the wall and all I could hear from it was welcome back Bob.
We missed your sensitivity and understanding but most of all we missed your friendship.
I showed my comrades of the Wall, the bandaid for the heart pin that Monica my new little sister gave me.
I told them it’s my new badge of Courage and I will wear it for them, in honor of their sacrifices.
They all cried in silence feeling my love for them. They truly were inspired and stood tall while I placed it on my collar, in honor of them.
I could not thank Monica enough for this gift of peace.
As Monica walked away towards another Vietnam Veteran all I could see were the thousands of my comrades coming down off the Wall, kneeling down on knee and praising her existence.
She is truly a messenger from God and an Angel to the memory of every Vietnam Veteran.
When I touch my pin all I hear is Let Me Walk with You.
Now I am never alone and neither are my comrades who were left behind or who are listed on the Wall.
We walk tall together now and forever.
written and completed July 19, 2005, In Honor of My Fellow Comrades
in Arms ~ by Bob Bovitch, VVA Member Chapter 902 Warner Robins,
"partners" to help support her Veterans Music Ministry.
Her goal is to bring Glory to God with her life.
Mike Murdock says
"Decide what talent you have, and use it to FIX what makes
you cry." Since surviving the "wreck" Monica has
been listening to her VietNam/Era big brothers. Some of them don't
feel "welcomed home" yet, so Monica says "Welcome
Home" when meeting one. She sees a look in his eyes that says
"you are the first" or "There haven't been many of
those" or "Thanks!"
from Veterans Music Ministry Board Members and others
“She’s a heck of a lady, going forward, with her chin up!” Gabby, VietNam Vets/Legacy Vets MC.
“I have seen you awaken so many Veterans. Thank you for answering God's calling for what He had planned for you to do in this world! You are a blessing to so many! Keep up the good work of touching and changing lives!” Lori Staab, Sutherland Public Schools Guidance Counselor
“She is a highly principled woman.” former Supt.
"The Veterans Music Ministry caters to,
and supports all Vietnam Veterans. Monica's personal contact has
inspired and saved many Vietnam Veterans from the mental and physical
anguish they went through to keep this country safe and free. I
know, because I am one of those Veterans. It is with inspired love
for the Lord that I wrote the poem, "Let Me Walk With You"
to describe my first meeting with His Messenger and Life Saving
Angel, Monica Harvey. I was truly blessed that day and so were the
other Vietnam Veterans and their family members who met her at the
Dignity Wall in Branson Missouri. She is truly the Little Sister
none of us had. (Bob Bovitch, VVA902)
"Monica is the 'VOICE' of the Veterans."
Patricia Russell; DAR; (Monica's former H.S. English
"Each Vet has a personal need. True healing will come through
the individual's trust in GOD."
Henri J.M. Nouwen "Those who really can receive bread from
a stranger and smile in gratitude, can feed many without even realizing
it. those who can sit in silence with their fellowman not knowing
what to say but knowing that they should be there, can bring new
life in a dying heart. those who are not afraid to hold a hand in
gratitude, to shed tears in grief, and to let a sigh of distress
arise straight from the heart, can break through paralyzing boundaries
and witness the birth of a new fellowship, the fellowship of the
Former NE Am. Leg. Commander Bill Crosier "Monica Harvey has welcomed home more Vietnam Veterans than anyone I have ever met."
Creflo Dollar Ministry..."There is a
group of hard-hearted men out there who are waiting to hear the
WORD from a "soft voice."
Interim Presbyterian Church lay-pastor, Kevin Robinson..."The
most effective way to reach "tough" guys, is through a
"Certainly life can make us cynical.
Jesus knew that it was easier for little children to experience
the Kingdom than for us shell-shocked adults. Our lives have become
encrusted with layers of negative experiences, self serving rationalizations,
and unrealized expectations. I think it's great that you are thinking
of ways to reach especially the VietNam Vets. Best to you in your
ministry." Pastor Bob Anderson, Stapleton Presbyterian Church
"Thank you for volunteering your service to the VFW."
Dwaine Wilson State Adjutant & Quartermaster Dept. of NE VFW
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