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Honor The Veteran

Honor The Veteran I saw him walking across the street A little humped, with a touch of grey "Veteran," was inscribed on the cap he wore Surviving others, - that had passed away His steps was not as agile and brisk As they were a few decades ago Perhaps his vision not as clear But the beam in his eye was still aglow For freedom and a way of life He had stood strong and tall Unyielding to the enemy When it seemed there was no hope at all A portion of his life was spent Apart from family and friends When the call for duty beckoned him Serving his country, brought dividends For the stars and stripes many died Others maimed and misunderstood When they returned to society Some were rejected, in spite of their good They deserve our honor and respect They deserve to be recognized In society they deserve a special spot Their importance should be emphasised When we stand at attention to the flag As it waves gently in the breeze Let us be thankful for the veterans And remember them, when on our knees Colan L Hiatt = 03-18-18

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