Whenever I See A Soldier Boy…

by Sam Miller, 1942 Whenever I see a soldier boy No matter where it be I give him salutation for he means so much to me He’s not the boy we used to know In store, at desk or plow He’s a defender of our faith He’s in the service now He keeps Old Glory …

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What Heroes Gave

by Roger J. Robicheau (Sp 5, US Army), 2001 The Poetic Plumber   Each donned their uniform to be Defenders of our liberty Their mission sure, their spirits bright Guard freedom’s home, be brave to fight One final day each faced their call Each gave their best enduring all We’ll never know what they went …

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We Buried Another Veteran Today

© Major Van E. Harl, USAF Ret. Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, 28 November 2001 We buried another Veteran today. He went to his God, from us, he went away. This one was young, in the prime of his life. He left twin children and a very courageous wife. It wasn’t a bullet, a plane …

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True Heroes Never Die

Words & Music By Michael Angelo [Copyright, 1996]   Everyday leads to another Each one different from the other Sometimes life don’t seem fair It’s a game of do or dare But true heroes never die They just leave before good-bye Hi Ho Silver away We’ll meet again someday Legends live on and on You …

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“A Tribute to Veterans” [lyrics]

Lyrics © 2003 by Jerry Calow (JERRYCZYK@comcast.net)   In Vietnam, Korea and World Wars Past Our Men Fought Bravely so Freedom Would Last Conditions Were Not Always Best They Could Be Fighting a Foe You Could Not Always See: From Mountain Highs to Valley Lows From Jungle Drops to Desert Patrols Our Sinewy Sons Were …

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Those Now Gone (Memorial Day)

by Roger W Hancock (www.PoetPatriot.com), 2002   Fallen Servicemen, for country fought; liberty, freedom, the primary reason. They gave themselves, that we be free Fathers, mothers, sisters, and brothers; our dearly departed, life for country given. Families broken, for liberty. Veterans who served, and lived to tell; the horrors, and risks, now sleep in peace. …

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The Soldier

By Neil Wetsch, 30 May 2003   They call me a soldier. I fought in our war. I am really a boy. Just turned eighteen. We trained to kill and be real mean. Some call me a warrior. I fought in our war. But when the bullets fly. I am, afraid to die. Some call …

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A Soldier

Written in a Japanese POW camp in Mongolia at great peril to his life by a Bataan Death March survivor.   A soldier is a nobody, we hear lots of people say. He is the outcast of the world and always in the way. We admit there are bad ones from the Army to the …

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The Sentinel At the Gates

Alumni et Patriae Asto C John Puzzo 2002   Without the Standing Sentinel, and ever must there be. Without the Standing Sentinel, not one could long live free.I know they’re all still out there, together evermore, From Continental Army, Or maybe long before, When the 1st American casualty, fell on these now ancient shores. They …

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Remembering Their All

by Colleen Reddaway Cook, 1997   Many have walked a path, a jagged road Leading to tears of peace entwined with fears. These times were not their chosen ways, But soldiers took their stand. The breezes of war, kiss their brow Made the young old before their time …and others ageless from the sound of …

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