Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Honoring our Veterans

Veteran’s Day Tribute

When America had an urgent need,
These brave ones raised a hand;
No hesitation held them back;
They were proud to take a stand.

They left their friends and family;
They gave up normal life;
To serve their country and their God,
They plowed into the strife.

They fought for freedom and for peace
On strange and foreign shores;
Some lost new friends; some lost their lives
In long and brutal wars.

Other veterans answered a call
To support the ones who fought;
Their country had requirements for
The essential skills they brought.

We salute each and every one of them,
The noble and the brave,
The ones still with us here today,
And those who rest in a grave.

So here’s to our country’s heroes;
They’re a cut above the rest;
Let’s give the honor that is due
To our country’s very best.
-------------By Joanna Fuchs----------------

This day can go easily overlooked with the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. However I believe it is so important and we, as Americans, seek out and thank a veteran. The choice of sacrifice that these men and women have made gets overlooked consistently by an apathetic and uninformed society. Our liberty is not something to be taken lightly or for granted. If it was not for these individuals that liberty and freedom would be in jeopardy. So to all of those veterans who read this I say THANK YOU. We will remember your sacrifice and service through the lives we lead in freedom everyday.

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