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Author Name: FreeSJordan 4 Comments
Date Added: November 07, 2009 15:11:01 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A tribute to our Veterans at the park today
Fluttering flags on poles in a semi-circle
and speakers with all they had to say
Serious men with caps and vests that
show their military past, standing, saluting all
A tiny plastic bag was handed off to Mike
A bit of blue with a five-sided white star inside
A scrap of paper typed -
     "I am tattered, torn, and worn,
       Ready to be burned.
       Now I am a treasure given to you
       by a grateful nation who honors you
       for your service and sacrifice.
       Because of you I was to fly over the land
       of the free.  Thank you for your service.
        I have been saved from the fire by the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders
Forever more we will hold this small white star
on it's background of dark blue like an evening sky
And amid our everday prayers for the military
Those men and women, who for our freedom would die
And in the words of today's youngsters, it will "Represent".
The Bullard High School Band played lots of rousing music
and drum rolls rallied all, and at the end and standing tall
Everyone stood still as Taps honored the ones who did fall.
We Honor All the Veterans this and every day
We get down on our knees and pray
That all wars will end someday
Still  knowing  that Freedom isn't Free
Author's Notes:

Our little town of Bullard, Texas honors the veterans every year this is such a tribute..and my husband Mike thanks everyone for remembering all they went through for freedom's sake. 

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Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on November 16, 2009 03:56:48 PM Report
Dear Savannah.....I am sorry that I did not get to this write in a timely fashion, however, I send all the honor and gratitude to the Veterans for that day and each and EVERY day....Their sacrifices of life and limb and time away from loved ones is a great gift to the US, and for that I feel freedom from their efforts...This was a lovely tribute, and I thank you for bringing it to the site....

Margaret....the Baglady, who appreciates every man and woman that has honored this country...

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on November 8, 2009 01:19:13 PM Report
This is really a great poem about all who have fought for our country....Your awesome dear lady....
Comment By: Freejess on November 7, 2009 09:08:35 PM Report
Thank you for this. It is a great tribute to those who served in the past, present and who will serve in the future.
Comment By: FreeRuss Barnett on November 7, 2009 04:32:24 PM Report
Very nice, this Veteran thanks you.
 Russ Barnett


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