Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day to All Who Have Served Our Great Nation

Today is Veterans Day, an official, federal holiday here in the United States.  It is a day intended to honor and thank all of the military personnel who have served our great country; these men and women are known as veterans.  Veterans Day originated as a day set aside to remember the anniversary of the end of World War I.  For the battles of World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918.

 This Veterans Day, to show my eternal gratitude and support to not only my loved ones who have so proudly served in the United States Armed Forces, but to every veteran young or old, living or dead, I have written this poem:

American Soldiers
By: Lysa Wilds

Without a question or a doubt,
They gave us all they had to give.
Their sacrifices were not small,
As they sacrificed it all.
Their homes, their lives, their families,
They sacrificed everything.
Just as some sacrificed their dreams,
Some battle scars cannot be seen.
Our soldiers young and our soldiers old,
Fought for our freedoms so brave and so bold.
They fought through day as well as night,
They fought for us and all of our rights.
As some still live while others have died,
American Soldiers deserve nothing but our pride.
Even though we might not know their names,
We owe them all for all they gave.

© Copyright 2014 Lysa Wilds
All Rights Reserved

A great big thank you to all who have and still do serve in the United States Military, as well as their families.  Your service and sacrifices can never be repaid.  Today and every day I hope you are thanked from the heart from all that you meet!