A Veterans' Day Poem
By Holly Rulli
Atlantic News, Thursday, November 14, 2002
Quicker than the blink of an eye
But memories of heroes present and past
Will never, ever die.
The youth of today, do you understand?
The price brave men did pay
To preserve the freedom we enjoy
Each and every day.
They were called to duty, and so they went
Not knowing what was to be
Many came home, some never did
They sacrificed so we could be free.
How lonely some must have felt
How scared some had to be
They paid the bill with their own blood
What a great cost to be free.
The heroes of our country
Are the ones who paved the way
For freedom and the many rights
That we enjoy today.
Next time, young folks, you pass someone
Who may be old and gray
Remember — thanks to him or her
You have your freedom today.
They may dress funny, not see as well
Walk a little slow
But they were young when duty called
And off to war did go
Brave men today are still at war
How scared some must be
How lonely some must feel inside
Paying the price to be free
You may dress funny, not hear as well
You drive your cars too fast
But remembers all those great brave men
Of present and of past.
So when you’re called to duty
Not knowing what is to come
Remember all those men before you
Who fought for our freedom.
Support our President, support our troops
Support our country, too
As they go fighting for what is right
For freedom the price is due.