As we honor those who have sacrificed
I feel it should be more than a day;
the battles they fight, linger
other countries, memories don’t stay.
No one can prepare you, for your going out
and little preparation for your returning home,
realizing the war is still within you
the battle has left you alone.
We cannot understand the way you feel,
it’s the brotherhood that’s got your back,
despite our efforts to comfort and console
your brothers and sisters understand the attacks.
The soul that’s been lost
the drinking to forget
We try to know what it is that you feel.
Although we are not there
and didn’t walk in your shoes
we still want to help you to heal.
So maybe together we can assist each other,
and recognize you are more than a day,
reaching out to our brothers and sisters
knowing there’s a better way.
Helping to repair wounded hearts
wanting you each to know
you matter to us every day
we only hope our gratitude shows.
Deb Correia 11/03/16 ©
In honor of our Veterans, one way in which to let them know they are remembered and respected is to take part in the Greenlight a Vet. This can be easily accomplished by changing one lightbulb outside your home. For additional information check out the following link Greenlight A Vet
There are numerous ways in which we can honor our veterans on a daily basis beyond thank you. Send a card to a veteran in the hospital, send a care package to members overseas and not just during the holidays….there are organizations you can check in with if your not sure how to help.
Make a promise to yourself, get your children involved – they love to help – create a pen pal, make Veterans Day more than just one day.