The Veteran & Thanks To Those Who Served

      Just a final thank you to our Veterans.

The Veteran

History will not

make note, their name,

those keepers past

of “Freedom’s Flame.”

Nor those who now

are guardians still,

who bequeath us liberty,

by their will.

No, history will not

make note, their name,

but they served not,

for glory’s fame.

 ***

Jack Downing

Nov. 2012

………………………………..

THANKS TO THOSE WHO SERVED

When each day, that we awake,

and it’s freedom, that we find.

let us all, give thanks to those,

who gave to it, their time.

 Some, gave to it their blood,

     some, even gave to it, their minds,

thank the airmen, the sailors,

the guardsmen, and grunts, of all kinds.

*

 They came from all religions,

and every continent,

mothers and fathers proudly,

their children, they sent.

 To defend, all our freedoms,

that have been, so well-defined,

thank the airmen, the sailors,

the guardsmen, and grunts, of all kinds.

*

From, every race and color,

and gender, you will find,

they were there, when needed,

some, leaving all, they had behind.

 So, when each day, that we awake,

and it’s freedom, that we find,

thank the airmen, the sailors,

the guardsmen, and grunts, of all kinds.

***

 Jack Downing

  June 2009

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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