Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank You!


They Did Their Share
By Joanna Fuchs

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.

So thanks to every man & woman who has served our great country, so we can be free.

A very special thanks to my dear husband Rudy, my uncle Hubert, my uncle Arnold, my uncle Curtis and my uncle Estes (whom I never met because he gave his live on Tuesday, July 25, 1944. Buried during WWII in Normandy American Cemetery; Colleville-sur-Mer, France).

1 comment:

the voice of melody said...

Beautiful post! They don't get enough thanks for the brave work they do.

Oh, and I had to smile at the cute pics of the cats in the post below. :)

Many sweet blessings!