A tribute to Vets

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by -06, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    By Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos
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    A veteran's not a rookie.
    A vet has paid his dues.
    A veteran knows the hell of war
    just nuanced in the news.

    A veteran loves his country.
    With pride he greets its flag.
    He stands up straight (still soldier-like) although his shoulders sag.

    A veteran knows life's precious.
    Old memories make him cry.
    He wonders why God let him live
    when he watched others die.

    A veteran models friendship.
    His buddies know he cares.
    Although they live twelve states away,
    he'll find a way to share.

    In Saving Private Ryan,
    civilians got to see
    the bond this band of brothers feel
    when one's in jeopardy.

    I've seen what I'm describing.
    You see, my dad's a vet.
    His brave example makes me proud
    of who he is. And yet

    my dad's just one of millions
    who fought so we'd be free.
    Without regard for life or limb
    they served us selflessly.

    So how can we repay them?
    It seems there's just no way,
    except perhaps to honor them
    with thanks on Veterans' Day.


    Copyright 2003 Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos.
  2. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    Really nice poem. Thank you for sharing that, I had never seen that one.
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