Each Memorial Day a service is held at my workplace in honor of the men and women who have served in the armed forces of our nation and who are no longer with us, their tour of duty now ended, but never to be forgotten. I have been asked in the past to contribute a poem to be read at the event, and this year was no exception, and I would like to share with you all my humble offering to this year’s service.
Please give thanks today, for all of the freedom that we currently enjoy, to all of those who have made it possible!
Please have a safe and grateful weekend,
The Valiant One
Rest in peace oh, valiant one
your mission accomplished
and a job well done!
Our nation’s freedom remains intact
because, for those like you
she’s never lacked.
They who serve for freedom’s cause
deserve all honors
Liberty survives now, thanks to you
and all your comrades
brave and true.
So rest in peace oh, valiant one
you’ve been relieved,
your watch is done!
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