I found this in my old posts and wanted to keep it current:
|The American Soldier, so strong and proud;
Stands straight and tall, his patriotism shouting loud.
His life he lays, on the line for us;
with little asked in return, making no fuss.
His family pays the same price as he;
but with our shrouded eyes we do not see.
A young man lives, another dies;
our tears fall like rain from the skies.
His uniform sharp and pressed;
in his finest he is dressed.
Into the ground he puts his friend;
only a flag for his family… for hearts to mend.
–Greg (October 10, 2009)