While unknown soldiers battled for their friends,
As unknown sailors sortied for their mates,
And unknown airmen fell to certain ends,
A thoughtless freedom's granted for their fates.
For those of us enjoying life's sweet clime:
Each instant's bought with sweat, and tears, and blood
Of unknown men who dared forsake their time,
Whose fields were young, whose death came like a flood.
The heavens shower; each life will yield this rung,
As leaves depart some bare November bough.
Eleventh hour has chimed, and bells have rung;
Our hearts are sprung, and we remember now.
Today our thoughts return to unknown men
And debts we owe to each surviving friend.
Happy Armistice Day. Happy Remembrance Day. Happy Veterans Day.
To each and every veteran, I thank you for your service.
Bloggers observing Veteran's Day:
La Shawn Barber
Outside the Beltway
A Blog for All
Winds of Change
Stop the ACLU
Blogs for Bush
Right Wing News
Stuck on Stupid
The Strata Sphere