James Casey

(11June 1940 / Binghamton, New York)

Recognize The Day


Recognize The Day

Do you have to die in a foreign land
To be a hero today?
Heroes come in many sizes
Young or old and even gray

Memorial Day we honor those,
Who died gave all for thee
The ultimate sacrifice made by them
Just to keep us free

But, what of the soldiers who came home
And left a part of their soul?
How do you thank those whose dreams
Were left on some far away shore

Some lost their arms and legs
Others lost their fingers or toes
But many more are scarred for life
Where no battle wounds will show

Veterans Day is for those
Who went away from here
All did it willingly
Without a thought of fear

So give the dead their due
But remember others were there too

Memorial Day is for heroes gone
Veterans Day is for heroes here


Jim 1996

AMERICA Home of the free Because of the brave

Submitted: Sunday, December 26, 2010
Edited: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Just a thought on this Veterans Day 1996

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