Veterans Day 2017

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

For the record and something I learned from family experience is that “soldiers” is not a term that describes all of our military.

United States Marines don’t like to be called soldiers. Unless you wish to cause mild offense, refer to them as Marines (usually capitalized). Members of the U.S. Army and National Guard are soldiers. Members of the Air Force are airmen. Members of the Navy are sailors.

Pub Night 049Every year, on 11 November at 11 am – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.

7 thoughts on “Veterans Day 2017

  1. AMEN! My 9th Great Grandfather served alongside George Washington at Valley Forge and family have served honorably since. It’s distressing when people forget or, worse, dishonor the flag and the lives that give us 1st Amendment Rights. God will bless America as long as we hold Him high. I never pass up an opportunity to donate $ to receive a poppy or a red rose (Marines).
    P. S. For the first time ever, I was able to give a service dog a treat when I exited the store Saturday. I asked his handler, who said, “Yes, but he’s picky and may not eat it”. The dog watched me intently and when he heard the plastic rattle, ears perked up and his fanny hit the sidewalk. His handler was amazed; “Look! He’s already sitting down. That’s a first!” I was grinning too wide to comment.

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