Veterans Day is a day to thank all who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces. In the divisive climate we find ourselves in during these troubled days, I think it is important to remind ourselves what it means to be an American and why so many Americans have willingly served in the defense of Freedom, and many making the ultimate price to ensure our Freedoms continue.
In light of that, I thought I would share this poem I discovered by Lynne Carey
I was a proud veteranLynne Carey
That served my country well
To those that would listen
I had many stories to tell.
We fought for America’s freedom
In far away places on foreigh land.
Wherever the battle for Democracy raged,
America’s finest made a stand.
We fought for your future
And the right to remain free.
For we saw what freedom meant
To those without Liberty.
For you and yours
We would gladly have given our life.
We faced the fears and perils of battle
We braved endless turmoil and strife.
Please remember us veterans
And the sacrifices we made for you.
Please share the blessings of freedom.
Proudly wave the red, white and blue.