For the Veterans

I don’t usually repost my old work, but this came up in my Facebook memories this morning & I felt it should be shared again 🙂

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war 6

To have been places unthinkablewar

To have seen things unimaginable

To have done things seemingly unforgivable

In the heat of the desert

In the dark of the junglewar 2

In the mountainous back of beyond

You built bonds no one on the outside could understand

You saw your brothers die

You carry the scars with you, wherever you go

To offer your soulwar 3

To offer your mind

To offer your life

For what? For everything that you believe in

To defend your family

To defend your country

war 5

For truth

For justice

For freedom

You are honor

You are humble pride

You are integritywar 4

You are our warriors

Without you, we speak another language

Without you, we suffer unspeakable horrors

Without you, we are not here

I thank you, with all that I amwar 7

We thank you, with all that we are

Thank you, for being the ultimate in humanity

My words…

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