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Veterans Day Poems Quotes
You’re always remembered
For we can never forget –
Your courage and sacrifice
So that others can live –
With hope and without fear.
Know on this day
And all days,
You are remembered.
“What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.”
“Dead! One of them shot by the sea in the east,
And one of them shot in the west by the sea.
Dead! both my boys! When you sit at the feast
And are wanting a great song for Italy free,
Let none look at me!”
“It’s Tommy this, and Tommy that,
And chuck him out the brute,
But it’s ‘Savior of his Country,’
When the guns begin to shoot.”
“But fame is theirs – and future days
On pillar’d brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell — when cold neglect is dead –
‘These for their country fought and bled.'”
Remember those we loved,
Who fought for us, and died;
And those we never knew
For whom others mourned and cried.
Veterans Day Short Readings
At home our “war” for freedom
Is sadly overdue;
Let’s respect them for their courage;
They’re ready to do what’s right
To keep America safe,
So we can sleep better at night.
Let’s support and defend our soldiers,
Whose hardships are brutal and cruel,
Whose discipline we can’t imagine,
Who follow each order and rule.
When you see a soldier
Be sure to shake his or her hand,
And let that soldier know you’re grateful
For the protection, the military affords our land.
But most of all express your thanks
for every soldier’s personal sacrifice.
In order to serve our country,
They risked their entire lives.
Here’s to those who choose to be warriors
And their helpers good and true;
They’re fighting for American values;
They’re fighting for me and you.
clad in rags, he wanders on Wall Street
he is invisible to hustling stock brokers
he is a man with no money, no property
a hapless struggler of excessive loan burdens
Broken, Cold, Empty, Devoid of hope
These are the forgotten generation
These are the few who stood up
The young that fell for such a cause
Lost, scarred, unremembered,
These boys sent with hope of glory
Learn instead what it costs
To die a nameless death
Over they go with nothing to lose
Over they fall with nothing to lose
Over they die with nothing to lose
bitter winter winds blow across Broadway
he is invisible to affluent theatre-goers wearing warm winter coats
he is a man who watches them scurry past the cardboard box that is his bed
like a rain-dog, huddling in the shadows of alleys and doorways
he hears deafening explosions of New Year fireworks
he is invisible to the revellers
he is a man who cowers, recalling gunfire of a war he fought
echoing through his mind in restless nights
the incessant thumping of traumatic stress
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