Let's Honor Our Veterans

by A. M. Alongaps
(Pennsylvania)

Today is the day that we honor,
The soldiers who protected our nation.
For their service as intrepid warriors,
They deserve our admiration.

All of them went willingly,
As their families shed tears,
For some it was just yesterday,
For some it has been many years.

They have been all over the map,
On land or over the sea,
They showed bravery and courage
To produce a victory.

Some returned, but some have not yet.
They toughed it out through wear and tear.
Some saw combat, some instructed our troops,
All of them did their share.

No matter what their job,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties unwanted and gory.

Let every veteran be honored,
Do not let anything get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died,
What they did, we will never repay.

We owe so much to them,
They who kept us safe from terror.
So when we see a uniform,
Let’s say "thank you" to every wearer.

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