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Hero's Parade

Updated on March 9, 2017


Battle-scarred and so weathered of spirit, bravest soldiers all return at last,

Some fine uniforms, they each to wear, others, bandages, are holding fast.

As their departing their plane, all can see their strain, from wars of the past,

Many to say was so ordained, meant to be, others, as the dice were so cast.


Those souls who marched in the Revolution, more than two centuries ago,

Wore their bandages, all wounds in kind, our liberty, of its cause, to bestow.

The Civil War was a time of grief, all men, as brothers, did support a belief,

A grand awakening, answering freedom's call, a necessity proven in its relief.


World Wars One and Two, honorable men and women stood so strong,

Fought in battles beyond belief, endured the storms, their times, so long.

Marching home in pride, a service revered, in parades all were cheered,

Destroying the enemy, their world devastation, erased the hatred, feared.


Over in Korea, then Vietnam, they all fought for Uncle Sam, in these wars,

Many soldiers were buried there, were wounded, and died by the scores.

More than fifty thousand had perished in Korea, Sixty thousand, Vietnam,

Families, too, suffered as a result, received the tragic news by a telegram.




Then came Iraq and Afghanistan, where our soldiers were sent to defend,

Innocents were wrongfully tortured and killed, there our army we did send.

Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines took on evil factions all to fight and win,

Our soldiers are brave and strong, protect all people, help the world to mend.



Through thick and thin, our brave women and men, serve to keep us sound,

In times of hardship, when all seems so down, heroes are soon to be found.

A march through time, for all to keep in mind, how our soldier's halos to shine,

Those who served and gave their lives, so the rest survives, their gifts, divine.

They all deserve our greatest respect and are our promises to keep.
They all deserve our greatest respect and are our promises to keep.

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      Dora Weithers 

      17 months ago from The Caribbean

      Again, I join you in this salute to the brave men and women (and their families) who deserve your fine tribute.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      17 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and we will always be proud of our service men and women. Blessings. whonu

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      Louise Powles 

      17 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Beautiful poem and thought provoking. I salute the brave men and women who fight in all these horrible wars.

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