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Letter to America

Updated on July 10, 2015
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Leslie is an author who previously released her first book Friendly Ties. She is in the process of her second book Soul Ties.

From us to you

Dear America,

I want you to sleep in peace tonight.

I have your back, I'm ready to fight.

Through the heat, the dirt, dust and sand.

I will protect your rights and our land.

Take your freedom and use it well.

For you to live, I will go through hell.

This is a job, I have volunteered to do.

For all of America, The Red, White, and Blue.

I am away from home, but doing fine.

As I stand here on the front line.

I look around me and all I see.

Are other soldiers dressed like me.

A tank for my bed, as I look to the sky.

America lay your head down, close your eyes.

I will still be on watch, as you wake in the morn.

A little tired, a little ragged, wearing the same uniform.

Remember us soldiers as you go about your day.

We fight for your rights, it's the American way.

Please say a prayer for us for what we do.

The ultimate sacrifice, willing to die for you.


Sincerely yours in camouflage,

An American Soldier

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      4elements 2 years ago

      Thank you keisha I understand my whole childhood I was a military brat. blessings

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      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      Oh this is so beautiful! My step dad is an American soldier. Though I am Jamaican, I've always felt connected to you guys. Most of my family have American citizenship and I have at least two other close relatives in the army and marines. Bless you all.

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      4elements 5 years ago

      Thank you sonnienorgon, I appreciate what you have done blessings

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      4elements 5 years ago

      Thank you sonnienorgon, I appreciate what you have done blessings

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      sonnynoregon 5 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

      Super Awesome Letter, I served 30 years in the Army and salute all our warriers out there taking care of business

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      4elements 5 years ago

      Thank you bluejay. Always nice seeing a comment from you. I am a very proud American and I thought I would try to write from soldiers point of view.

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      Jessie 5 years ago

      This is so beautiful, and reminds me how while everyone around me is going about their normal lives there are people who are at war, and have been at war for years.. thank you so much for writing this.

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      4elements 5 years ago

      Thank you molometer. I appreciate your time a d comment. Blessings

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Great acknowledgement for all our family and friends in the services in harms way.

      Well done voted up.

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      4elements 5 years ago

      Thank you writer 20, I appreciate the comment. Its something dear to me my veterans my soldiers, blessings

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This is a totally beautifully tribute to our great soldiers. voted up, awesome and beautiful

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      4elements 5 years ago

      Thank you gclark. I wrote as if I was in soldiers boots. I wanted all of them to know they are never forgotten.

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      GClark 5 years ago from United States

      Voted Up - Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for your service to our great country and just know that you will all be in our prayers. You epitomize the very best of our servicemen. Take care and come home safe. GC

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      4elements 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for your comments, this hub had a special place in my heart because I am a military brat and come from a long line of veterans. Keep them all in your thoughts

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      zzron 5 years ago from Houston, TX.

      This was very beautiful. Thank you to all the men and women serving in the US Armed Forces. Past and present. May God bless you and bring you home quickly and safely.

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      Ghaelach 5 years ago

      Hi 4elements.

      Thanks for reminding us of the young men and women that are away from home and their loved ones.

      As you have written a "Letter to America" this must also go to every person out there willing to lay down their lives so we have our freedom.

      Thank you 4elements for your wonderful hub.

      Take care and have a nice weekend.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      4elements 5 years ago

      Thank you. It kept playing around in my head so I had to write it.

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      SandyMac 5 years ago

      Thank you for all of our soldiers and thank you for submitting this. I had chillbumps the entire time I was reading this.

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      4elements 5 years ago

      I just want to say thank you to all our soldiers. While I myself have never been one,I am lucky enough to talk to soldiers everyday. I hear their stories and see their tears, and I was writing as if I were in their boots. I hope this does not offend anyone, that is not my intention. To all the soldiers, love from an american whos heart beats for you.