Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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.

Joanna Fuchs

A special THANK YOU to my Dad (pictured), Father-in-law, Grandfather, Uncles, Brothers-in-law for your service to our great country. For those who sacrificed all, no words are sufficient to express our indebtedness.


  1. Sherry said...:

    How beautiful your tribute and how true!

  1. Julie Harward said...:

    I second that motion..great men all of them, and your dad is so handsome! :D

  1. Lynnie said...:

    I love the pic of your dad, what a treasure! Yes, thanks to them all! As well as my fatherinlaw, husband and brotherinlaw.

  1. farmlady said...:

    What a handsome young man your father was..... and brave. Here's to all the soldiers that went, died, or returned to a safe America.

  1. Such a nice tribute, Gail. We just can't "know" the sacrifice our veterans have made for us, can we? My deepest thanks to your family members for serving our country... I posted yesterday, too -- in honor of my son-in-law.

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