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Veteran’s Day 2010

I’d like to take a break from the typical TV, gaming, movies, etc ranting and raving today, so please bear with me.

For those in the United States this is a special holiday.  Today is Veteran’s Day, a day set aside to honor those who have served this country.  Whether you agree with the current policies and fighting that is going on please take a moment today to thank anyone you see in uniform for their service.  Without the honorable service of all veterans we would not enjoy the freedoms we do today.  To all those that have served and those who are serving now, thank you for all that you have done.

I’ve never been good with putting serious words to paper, however I did see this poem commemorating Veteran’s Day and it stuck with.   I would like to take the time to post it here, hopefully it sticks with you as well.

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

Poem courtesy of: PoemSource.com

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