Information about “ A Wall Bouquet” by Trudy Wade
This poem was written by the late Harold Lee Wade, after visiting the Vietnam Memorial Wall, in Washington, D. C., October, 1994. We actually took the flowers from here (Alto, GA) to Washington, D. C. in a water/cooler. We kept them in the hotel room until the day we visited.
Harold’s mama is Elizabeth Armour Wade Couch. His sisters are Christine Wade Grier Wilkes and Linda Wade Hughes Warwick.
The three young, great nieces are Rachel Norton, and Lauren and Lindsey Guest. The hair bows were returned to the great nieces, and their Moms put them in their baby books. The picture of the three little girls are the great nieces at that time—L-R: Rachel Norton Brooks, Lauren Guest Turpin; and Lindsey Guest.
Rachel and Lauren are now married. Rachel has two children. Lindsey is a dental technician, and Lauren is in her second year of college
The flowers and two American flags were left at the Wall. We brought the other American Flag and Georgia Flag home with us.