On this day of courage and valor, we honor the American Veterans of wars.
Let us never forget their sacrifices and their dedication, their heroism and their bravery.
Let us never forget that when we fail to remember their fortitude, they forgive us and when we neglect them, they will fight again for us.
Let us never forget that when we honor them, we bolster their spirits and when we bless them, we comfort their souls.
Let us never forget that their humility strengthens us, and their discomfort humiliates us.
Let us never forget when they fight for us, they are protecting our families, and when they die for us, we are bound by duty to protect theirs.
Let us never forget they need us every day of the year even though we remember and honor them for one day.
THE BEST ON EARTH: A VETERAN’S DAY TRIBUTE – A POEM BY JOANNA FUCHS
If someone has done military service,
They earn the title “veteran,” and more;
They earn our deep respect and admiration;
That they are special no one can ignore.
They sacrificed the comforts we enjoy;
The list is long of all the things they gave.
Our veterans are extraordinary people;
They’re loyal, dedicated, true and brave.
When terror and invasion were real threats,
They showed us they could handle any storm.
We owe our freedoms and our very lives
To our veterans, who served in uniform.
Our veterans should be celebrities;
They’re exceptional; no other group compares.
We’re grateful for the many things they’ve done;
They’re always in our hearts and in our prayers.
We owe our veterans support and friendship;
Let no one ever question what they’re worth.
These men and women served us and our country,
Our veterans–the very best on earth.