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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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