‘Boys of Del Valle Park’ poem featured in new video
Lakewood CityTV offers a special in-depth look at the stirring poem, "The Boys of Del Valle Park," as told through historic video footage and interviews with four Vietnam veterans who grew up in Lakewood, including the author of the poem, original Lakewood resident and Lakewood High School graduate Dennis Lander. Click to view the video.
Lander's iconic poem honors 43 fallen Lakewood veterans of the Vietnam War, many of whom were kids he played with on the Del Valle Park jet when it came to Lakewood in 1959. Click to view poem. Photo: Visitor reads "The Boys of Del Valle Park" poem engraved on Lakewood's Veterans Memorial Plaza at Del Valle Park.