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First Class Heroes: One Day of Honor is Not Enough

Updated on May 29, 2017
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Samuel Malik Canty: the Word Bird. I am the author of Four Poetry Books, I understand my Purpose, and my words are my proof...


This tribute is for all those men and women, who fought for, died for, wounded for, protecting our country.

Fly the flags high this day… Have a parade to honor those whose blood saturate the soil so that freedom can become a reality in places where anarchy rules…

In places where the people are the constant victims of murder and abuse, of pestilence and wars that dominate their lives daily.

Our soldier’s, brave men and women, putting their lives on the line, dodging bullets and land mines, on alert all the time.

Let us take more than just a moment to honor them, more than just a day, to let them know that we, who are home under the comforts of our home, respect them and pay tribute for their protection:

You are in the Marines, Army, Navy, and Air force, covering the grounds, the air and the sea, So that our cities are safe, our nation is safe, our future is protected.

You are the proud, the brave, the fearless, and the ones who are out front in the midst of war.

Courage and fortitude is your armor.

In the trenches they send you, into open fire they send you, into the arms of an enemy who seeks to wound, maim and kill you, they send you.

It is an honor to write a few lines for First Class Heroes.

You are the survivor of enemy fire of friendly fire, and of those who refuse to give you the respect you earned by your dedication in fighting for this nation.

I salute you, I stand by you, and I pray you make it back home safe with your mind intact, with your body intact.

your sacrifice and your commitment in protecting us from enemies abroad and at home are what legends are made from.

One day is not enough to Honor the Men and Women who have dedicated their lives to protect this country.

I salute you and I pray that our government always treat you like Heroes and Sheroes when you return from the battlefield.

First Class Heroes...Army, Navy, Air force, Marines and all those others who protect our shores..

By Malik Canty

©Word Bird

© 2013 Malik S Canty


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