Friday, November 11, 2011


Through the feel of war they brave this day
How proud they stand, their unselfish way

Our soldiers bear what we cannot see
They assure our right to live life free

Each trained will face an unknown fate
Our support they need, don’t hesitate

Just imagine how this land would be
Without their courage – catastrophe

All the liberties we have grown to know
Would not exist, this life would go

Find a thankfulness within your mind
Speak gratitude for our bravest kind

Have the willingness to show you care
For fallen heroes, hold back no tear

Reach out to God with his guiding light
For our troops do pray, both day and night

America raise your flags to wave
For we truly are ‘home of the brave’

by Roger J. Robicheau, ©2003

If you know someone who served in the Navy, Army, Air Force,
Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, or some other branch
of the armed services, how thrilled they would be to receive
a simple thank you; acknowledgement of how fortunate you
are to have had the veteran serve and protect our country.

And while most sailors and soldiers did not serve in order
to receive recognition, the support they receive from
normal citizens is what makes Veterans’ Day a
true holiday in the United States.

And friend, if you were the one who served in this
Armed Forces, then I thank you --
you have my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation!

Happy Veterans' Day! :)

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Editfolt said...

Happy veterans' Day!

Pat said...

This is a terrific post, Denise. My husband served in Vietnam as did his cousin. Now a young girl in our family is in Iraq. (Luckily, their tour is being cut short and she should be back stateside early in December instead of late February, as had been planned.)

Kathy said...

Wonderful post! I am so proud of our armed forces and all those who serve - we are truly blessed in this country!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great post Denise. My father in law served in WWII.

Bo said...

Thank you, Denise!

Sarah said...

Lovely post - there have been many members of my extended family who served from at least as far back as the Civil War to the present.