Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Veterans Day--For those who served before and those who serve today

All Our Love and Thanks

To all the men and women
Who've guarded our country's ground
And placed themselves in harm
While we slept . . . safe and sound.

Think not that we forgot you
Please know that we're so proud
Your sacrifice, wounds and deaths
Noble price paid. . .so well renowned

To all the men and women
Who left loved ones at home
Your pride, your strength, your guts
Keepers of freedom. . .so brave, so bold

We offer prayers of thanks
A pittance of what's owed
As bombs burst, wounds bled
And tales of selfless bravery unfold

To all the men and women
Whose lives were and are at stake
We send love, prayer, undying faith
Our homage, and our thanks . . .amen


  1. Thank you, Micki, for this beautiful tribute!

  2. A wonderful tribute, Micki! Sharing...

  3. Thanks Bette, it's a longer poem which was published in Mary Sweeney's collection of poems and short stories which she mailed to out military in Irag.