HONORING OUR VETERANS

WWII VETERANS AT THEIR MEMORIAL

A HERO’S NAME 

We  know their names from our history class

Leaders of soldiers from conflicts past

Hero’s they are and rightly so

They took their stand and faced our foe

From our first president and down through the ages

They won our wars and wrote history’s pages

 

But does anyone think about those they lead,

Those unnamed souls who fight and bleed

From Yorktown to Iraq and all through the years

Taking their stand, confronting our fears

It takes men and women of special breed

To step up and take on our nations needs

 

They are all Hero’s too numerous to name

Known to their families but not to fame

Their stories untold, their wounds concealed

The horror’s they saw on those killing fields

So many lives lost while standing tall

Ending up as lines on the memorial wall

And those who survive the fight for humanity

Face memories that struggle to steal their sanity

 

Here’s to those who have faced the strife

To those who have given so much for a way of life

The thanks of a nation will always be at hand

For the sacrifice you made, for taking that stand

 

R. A. Makley

2000













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