Do you remember?
tailored to you
swearing to serve your country
“I solemnly swear”
and you meant it!
Do you remember
When the seiousness of your vow
soldier, sailor, marine, airman
“I will serve my country…”
A clean innocent smile, once
The pride I felt
saluting my commanding officer
they toggled the switches on engine 1
they cranked up engine 2
number 3 blew our hats across the tarmack
the ship sweetly rumbled as number 4 came to life
Yes, every day could be my last
that is the risk we take
“… to serve my country”
I am a Veteran
and I believe
that the bell for freedom deserves to ring
that the next generation deserves safe borders
I salute each of you
Veterans – young and old
each of you placed yourself in harm’s way
to protect another
I am honored to have served
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Thank for this poem.
I stand and proudly salute every word.
Thank you for your military service to our beautiful country.
You are one amazing person!