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Ode To A Veteran

Lucilla Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Ode To A Veteran

What is a Veteran? A veteran is a man ,or woman that has been to war and fought for our Country and our freedom. A Veteran is sometimes an unsung hero. One that we never hear about and sometimes He, or she is just forgotten. Today I want to say to our Veterans - you are our heroes. you put your life on the line for us. The ones that lost their lives are now in God's hands, but you are still here. You might have lost an arm, or a leg, maybe both legs - you did it in the line of duty. Maybe you still have both arms and both legs, that don't mean that you didn't lose anything in the war. You could have lost your best friend, or many friends. Now you only have memories. Today my Veteran I want you to know - that if it wasn't for you, we would not be able to enjoy the freedom that we enjoy today. It is not free - you have paid a high price for it. Thank for being the special hero you are. This is what I think a Veteran is...
Written o 02/15/2011 by Lucilla M. Carrillo

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  1. Date: 7/16/2012 4:12:00 AM
    Lucilla, stopping by to say good night~PD

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 9:13:00 AM
    veterans are also those who have served our country during peace times. Not all veterans have been to war. enjoyed your poem. hugs, Catie :)

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/28/2012 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading and yes - you are right. They too are veterans. God bless. Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/27/2012 7:01:00 PM
    Many veterans in my family..they are all my heroes !! What a great tribute poem to them. Enjoyed !!

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/27/2012 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debra for reading. I have a lot of my family that were in the Armed Forces. Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/23/2012 10:33:00 PM
    Beautiful big picture...strong and courages for those who live it, and has! Standing Ovation!

    Papyri Avatar Fiery Papyri
    Date: 4/23/2012 10:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like the pic also!
  1. Date: 4/23/2012 5:48:00 PM
    A great tribute to our veterans enjoyed your poem hugs vie

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/27/2012 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your support always. Lucilla