Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    LINDA!   239,520
200,000-249,999 SparkPoints

Veterans Day

Saturday, November 10, 2012

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


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAL1512 11/28/2012 9:51PM

    Thank you for remembering.
Sally emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BESEVEN 11/12/2012 10:43AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
WILLOW49 11/11/2012 11:18AM

    Thanks to all of our veterans!

Report Inappropriate Comment
AQUAGIRL08 11/11/2012 7:49AM

    Thank you Veterans! Without them, we wouldn't have this great country of ours!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CLWALDRO 11/11/2012 7:38AM

    Amen and praise God we still have religious freedom today.
Thank you Linda for sharing and may we observe Remembrance day everyday not just on Nov 11th.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHANGING4ME49 11/11/2012 12:08AM

    Amen to that! Thanks for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DJ4HEALTH 11/11/2012 12:05AM

    I have so many people coming up to my husband and thanking him for his service to this country. He was in the Air Force for over 20 years

Report Inappropriate Comment
FENWAYGIRL18 11/10/2012 11:56PM

    my dad was in WW2 @ Utah beach on d day... hubby also a retired vet... I have so much respect for them!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 11/10/2012 10:26PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LORRAINE10141 11/10/2012 9:43PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
1935MARY 11/10/2012 9:42PM

    So many forget about the vets. They are truly Americans heroes. I say yes every time you see one shake their hands and say thank you. Your blog touched my heart thank you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
D-ABBY 11/10/2012 9:40PM

    AMEN. We had a wonderful time with the VET students at the college weldshop on Thursday night. Thanks for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.