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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest · #2102875
Honoring those who daily sacrifice their lives on many fronts for the cause of freedom.
1To the veterans we owe so much.
On the battlefield, or now retired from service.

They deserve our gratitude, our prayers, our love.
How they went, or why they went, it's our honor to support them.
Even those who served in fields, deserts, and jungles too.

Veterans served gladly and with such valor.
Even when there was fear and trepidation, they stood their ground.
Taking so much abuse and sometimes even losing a limb.
Etched in this writers mind are the images of war aired on public TV.
Remembering the sadness when the Marines 4Fd my attempt to serve.
A vow this writer did make on that day.
No day will go by without remembering and praying for the soldiers, troops, veterans, and lost heroes for the cause of freedom in the U.S.A. and abroad.

To The Veteran this writer expresses his gratitude, his vow to continually pray for you, and to remember you forever more in the years and decades left to me. I salute you sirs/madams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Footnotes
1  3d Place Winner in Lighthouse Poetry Contest 11/2016

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