Our Country's Best: A Veterans Day Tribute


If you’ve served in the U.S. military,

Then you are veteran today and more;

The respect and admiration you look for

Takes you above, beyond the ordinary.


You sacrificed many things in your life,

The list is long, very long and heavy;

Pain and suffering on you was levied,

But you bore them all quietly, readily.


When the call came to face the impending threat,

You reported to quell the coming storm;

To fight it in any fashion or form,

Your selfless service we'll never forget.


You’re our celebrity today in anyway;

You’re especial; no other compares to you;

We’re grateful for the service you've performed;

You’re be remembered on this day.


Our nation honors you & bids you be blessed;

And let no one dishonor you in any way.

You’ve served our country and have earned the honor

To be a veteran—our country’s very best.

  • Author: rrodriguez (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 10th, 2017 12:52
  • Comment from author about the poem: I dedicate this poem to all our veterans. Specially my dad who served in the Korean War. To my brother in the U.S. Navy stationed in Guam. To my brother Orlando who served as an MP in Germany. To my brother-in-law Sam, who is a Navy vet. And to all my dear friends who have served and who have bear arms with me during our country's conflicts. I salute you today and I want to thank you for your service.
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  • orchidee

    A fine tribute R.

    • rrodriguez

      Thank you and be blessed.

    • Christina8

      A very nice poem and fitting tribute to all those who wear our militarys uniform. Great job!

      • rrodriguez

        Thank you for your comments.

      • lasergraph

        A great tribute to a deserving group.

        • rrodriguez

          Thank you for reading my poem and commenting.

        • LaurašŸŒ»

          A wonderful tribute to our
          Veterans! Thank you!

        • rrodriguez

        • Accidental Poet

          AMEN to that Roberto. A very deserving tribute well written by you.

        • Goldfinch60

          A good tribute to all who served. Today in the UK it is Remembrance Day where we remember all who died in the the First and Second World Wars and all the subsequent conflicts.
          May they all be honoured.

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