What America Is by Neil Joiner ISBN: 978-0-9968481-0-7 $6.00 + $1.50 P&H. How do you explain to a child "What America Is"? Through brief and tender reflection this patriotic poem helps answer that question. The intent is to inspire a greater appreciation of the rich blessings we enjoy as Americans. To order send check or money order to: : Neil Joiner, 64 Coley Crossing, Vienna, GA 31092. Email the author.

Also by this author Lessons From The Ladder Available in paperback and Kindle

About the Book
About the Author

About the book

The poem, "What America Is" was written in 1984 for a contest sponsored by the Vienna Junior Woman's Club. Additional information about our American heritage is included in the book as a learning tool for children ages five to 101.


It's a query quite worthy of such a young lad:
"Just what is America Dad"?
In his father's heart the reply is plain
yet putting in words is hard to explain.
Dad ponders the asking of this child of his,
says," This my son is what America is."


About the Author
Neil Joiner is a native of rural Georgia. He was raised in Dooly County and spent most of his career there as President of a local bank. With 35 years experience he continues to believe that George Bailey offers the best example for how banking should be conducted. He and his wife, Jane, have 3 children, Erin, Seth, and Carrie who were born a few minutes apart in 1978. They were five years old when the poem,"What America Is", was written. They provided the inspiration to take what was in his heart and translate it to the written word.

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