I’m so grateful for the men and women who have put themselves on the front lines to keep us the land of the free and the home of the brave! One day a year is far too short a time to honor our fallen heroes, so let’s make sure we start today, and remember them all year long.
Thank you soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines! Because of you, we enjoy our freedom today. May God bless you!
This is a poem by my friend Barney Fritcher entitled “They Stand” —
They stand at attention saluting our flag or they place hands over their heart They’ve stood together on foreign lands each one has done their part They’ve defended this nation and some have died to ensure that you’ve kept your rights They’ve watched as their buddies fell to the ground and they’ve slept in the jungle some nights They’ve crawled in the mud while covered with blood our children, our daughters and sons and never, not once did they go on strike saying they did not get enough funds Many days they have gone without sleep as they fought for this country we love Thousands of them have lost their lives and went with our God up above To us they are heroes but to them it’s their job they do what needs to be done defending this country that we so love even down to the last one We give them a day to memorialize them to honor them for all that they do but a year would not be honor enough for the service they give that is true Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines Men and woman that are so grand They serve this nation of America and forever together they stand