Veteran’s Day November 11th

Today is a day we honor those wonderful people who have served to keep our freedom and liberty at home.  I hope people will participate in today’s events.

Veteran’s Day : Parades

Visit a Veteran

Go to a Veteran’s Club and participate in some of their activities.

Check out what is taking place in your area.

Fly the American Flag.

Celebrate with red, white and blue.

Remember we have many soldiers just coming home. Some are already here and arriving daily. Others are anxiously awaiting their return.

Send a letter.

Check on a family of a military person. Share a meal.

Be proud of them as they return and help them find jobs.

Be caring , kind and patient as they have adjustments to make and need family time.

I am so thankful for all of our Veteran’s. My father served in World War II. He was in England and France. When he wasn’t a cook he was a prison guard. He wouldn’t talk about the war returning home. He had good and bad memories.He protected us from the harsh world that we didn’t know about.

I had two cousins that served in the Vietnam War. One came back in bad shape and was able to recover from it. His brother came back in bad shape and never recovered from it. The youngest one committed suicide.

Remember Post Traumatic Stress is an important issue with our Veteran’s and it is important that they not only get the help they need but that their families also do.

I am not going to write much today as I want people to take time-sharing the day with Veteran’s. So instead here is my poem for the day and a few other things I have found to make this a day of remembrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veteran’s Day Remembrance

Heroes come and heroes go.

Military you are appreciated so.

Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy

Flying, marching soldiers at sea.

Men and women with families

Here at home we pray for thee.

Protecting freedom in every land.

Waiting for your next command.

Proud to honor the red, white and blue.

Hoping your families are proud too.

Holding your heads up with pride,

Marching and standing with guns at your side.

Reaching out to those in need.

Never knowing if you will succeed.

Families at home serving too,

Our country wants to salute all of you.

National guard included too.

Everyone appreciates what you do.

No nation could ask any more

Of our veteran’s that have served in a war.

What a sacrifice they make

To serve for Liberties sake.

On this Veteran’s Remembrance Day,

The people have a big Thank You to Say.

Thank you for serving your country,

Taking time away from job, and family.

Holding our flag high,

Looking up to the sky.

Being proud of the nations best,

Saying Amen for those we’ve laid to rest.

God Bless each and everyone,

For a job that has been well done.

Always walk with your head held high.

Knowing that for this country you would die.

Don’t be afraid to shed a tear,

When you’ve lost a friend that was near.

Never question what you’ve done,

In a war no one has ever won.

When you come back home to stay.

Enjoy your liberty every day.

It’s okay to admit you had fear,

And remember those friends that were dear.

No one can understand what it was like,

Unless they spent a day in your life.

But don’t be afraid to share,

Things that touched your heart and made you care.

Remember we are a country free,

You helped make it what it’s suppose to be.

To the young and the old,

We welcome all Veteran’s back home.

 Now we salute the red, white and blue.

In Remembrance we  Thank All of You !

Everyone thanks for joining me on this wonderful day. Until we meet again. Please leave comments. Thanks for stopping by .   🙂

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3 Responses

  1. Hi Janice, That is an excellent tribute to the veterans. Thanks and have a worthy day!

  2. Terrific tribute! 😉

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