Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans Day


Here's my favorite Veteran (who called this morning!) & a poem that I found.
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

4 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

What a beautiful poem. I thought of you right away when I woke up this morning, and we'll be going to the Veteran's Day parade in 15 minutes to honor our veterans of which we are SO PROUD of. Please tell your husband that the Dahl family appreciates everything he does for our freedom, and the sacrifice of family time in order to protect our country.

Hugs to you, too, for being an Army Wife and doing your part in supporting our troops, too!

Love your friend,
Amanda

Jane said...

I've been thinking of you today too. Hugs and prayers for you and your Veteran!
Jane

jopal said...

Please send your husband my thanks for his and your scarifices for us!

Crochetoholic Debb said...

beautiful poem Hugs to you and your veteran...