They Did Their Share
On Veteran's Day we honorSoldiers who protect our nation.For their service as our warriors,They deserve our admiration.
Some of them were drafted;Some were volunteers;For some it was just yesterday;For some it's been many years;
In the jungle or the desert,On land or on the sea,They did whatever was assignedTo produce a victory.
Some came back; some didn't.They defended us everywhere.Some saw combat; some rode a desk;All of them did their share.
No matter what the duty,For low pay and little glory,These soldiers gave up normal lives,For duties mundane and gory.
Let every veteran be honored;Don't let politics get in the way.Without them, freedom would have died;What they did, we can't repay.
We owe so much to them,Who kept us safe from terror,So when we see a uniform,Let's say "thank you" to every wearer.
By Joanna Fuchs