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Thank you to every Veteran – for protecting us – with your very lives.

Happy Veteran’s Day to all the Armed Forces and their families. Let us remember the many sacrifices made by these patriots, in order to protect the freedoms and rights of all our citizens.

The day will be filled with mixed emotions, most especially the families of those soldiers who have given their lives, so that we might enjoy the freedoms we do. The following poem was written as my small way to honor our troops. It is not a clever or lengthy piece, just a few words I hope might speak volumes:

They Mourn

Guarding Their Comrades

Duly Stood Brave Soldiers

The Silent Platoons

Ambushed Our Enemies

Freedom Still Remains

Another Assignment Done

Duty Completed

They Rejoice For Us, Then Mourn

Copyright 2006

For those of us who have not faced the rages of war, we can never know the depth of emotions coursing through the veins of every Soldier, as they face their enemy. To take another’s life is not done without burden. They carry the weight of so much, we might not even consider as a consequence.

Let us acknowledge our Heroes, their sacrifices and willingness to give their very lives, so that we might enjoy the many freedoms we have. Please thank a Soldier today.