I realize I'm two days early, but I anticipate being busy this weekend and don't want to miss the opportunity to post in honor of Veteran's Day and our veterans. This is for soldiers everywhere, that have fought in defense of their homes, families, country. I thank you for your sacrifice.
Written by: Fred Lazzati
In the poppy fields where Veterans lie,
Row on row-side by side.
In the mist I hear voices:
"We are the Veterans of this land,
Fought for freedom,now we take our stand.
We looked those strangers in the eye,
All fought while others died.
We never looked back in the face of danger,
But we know we beat that fearsome stranger.
"I hear the enemy general's line saying:
"Charge! Charge! Don't let them in,
Because war is hell and hell is sin."
Then the erratic rifle fire ceases,
And silence, silence, silence.
We are the Veterans in ash we lie.
On burning grounds of poppy fields.
But we never stopped,
Because we would never yield.
We protected this land with our very best,
But now it's time for us to rest.
For we are many.
IT IS THE SOLDIER
by Charles M. Province
It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.