Friday, November 11, 2011

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you…

They Did Their Share

On Veteran’s Day we honor
Soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
They deserve our admiration.

Some of them were drafted;
Some were volunteers;
For some it was just yesterday;
For some it’s been many years;

In the jungle or the desert,
On land or on the sea,
They did whatever was assigned
To produce a victory.

Some came back; some didn’t.
They defended us everywhere.
Some saw combat; some rode a desk;
All of them did their share.

No matter what the duty,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties mundane and gory.

Let every veteran be honored;
Don’t let politics get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died;
What they did, we can’t repay.

We owe so much to them,
Who kept us safe from terror,
So when we see a uniform,
Let’s say "thank you" to every wearer.

By Joanna Fuchs
www.poemsource.com

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To all who have served or are serving now, you have my undying gratitude.
Thank you and God Bless You.

4 comments:

  1. In Canada, we always read "In Flanders Fields" today, which we call Remembrance Day. My grandfather was a veteran. He served for four years during WWII. I knew it affected him, but I never understood how much he sacrificed or how how much it changed him until after he'd died. We owe a lot more than simple "Thank you's" to our veterans.

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  2. Love your picture display Dawn! It must make you smile everytime you look at it!

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