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.

Served their country,
for our security.

Unknown Soldier, MIA
remembrance our way;
to honor you as well,
victims of a warriors hell.

Served, now lost that,
our lives be free.

Sleep now sleep tight
rest now, duty done,
price paid in life or death.
The vigilance now be ours