“From Reveille to Taps…The Culture of an Army Child and Family”
by Kimberly Anne Davis, age 14, 2 November 1997

I never live somewhere too long.
I never planted a tree and watched it grow.
I never know where I will be next week.
I never wore hi-fashion clothes.
I never became “part of the crowd.”

There are other things I’ve never done.

I never was afraid to speak freely.
I never was scared to show my religion.
I never worried about unjust laws being made.
I never left flowers at a loved one’s grave,
who died so I might be free.

I never forget how lucky I am.