Veterans Day Poems – One of the proudest observation in the history of America is coming up next on 11th November 2018. This auspicious occasion of Veterans Day is a famous and well known day of remembering and honouring the unforgettable sacrifices and service of military veterans in the US Armed Forces. We should spread the patriotism and respect towards our soldiers and veterans to our kids and students. We can use Veterans Day Poems and Prayers for this.
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There are many Famous Veterans Day Poems composed by the country living peoples. One should sing these Poems as prayers and pay love to the veterans. Poem or poetry is writing of highly selected words in a melodic way which express very deep feelings. Happy Veterans Day Poems 2018 are none the less perfect option to say thank you for your best ones. Because bravery never demands any reward but respect, love and remembrance for sure. Veterans Day 2018 Images and quotes we have already provided in our other articles.
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
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
he is invisible…a victim of post-Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq
who once bore a uniform and served his country with pride
he is invisible suffering alone, paying the price
through severe disabilities and permanent scars
with sadness, he watches voters going to the polls
he is invisible, a veteran with no voice in elections
he is a man who cannot vote without an “address”
a placard on a pavement might catch the eye
unemployed, homeless, unseen
but most of all forgotten
he is a man who seems invisible
but he is still a man
Famous Veterans Day Poems
Thè Làst Soldìèr
Whèn thè làst soldìèr pàssès on,
Whèn àrmìès àrè dìsbàndèd ànd mìlìtìàs dìschàrgèd,
Whèn wèàpons àrè àbàndonèd ànd àrmor dìscàrdèd,
Your mìssìon wìll, àt làst, bè ovèr.
For you know thè soldìèr’s sècrèt.
Yours wàs not à mìssìon of wàr
Nor à mìssìon of ruin
Yours wàs not à mìssìon of dèstructìo
Nor à mìssìon of dèàth.
Your mìssìon wàs sàfèty, sècurìty, protèctìon.
Your mìssìon wàs honor, loyàlty, sèrvìcè.
Your mìssìon wàs to ènd vìolèncè, tyrànny, dèspàìr.
Whèn thè làst soldìèr pàssès on,
Whèn thè unìforms àrè rètìrèd ànd thè fìnàl gràvè fìllèd,
Wè wìll rèmèmbèr àll who sèrvèd ànd sàcrìfìcèd for our nàtìon.
I lay here today a soldier I know some don’t understand I will try to explain So maybe you can I served my country For many a year I retired long ago The soldier still here I put on my uniform I wore it to foreign lands The soldier I was Is still in the man I have been a husband, father, and friend To some of you here But I’ve been a soldier all along Even after so many a year My final salute I render today I’m still a soldier I’m just on my way
This time when you go to Church to pray for the veterans and their family, you can use these beautiful Veterans Day Poems Prayers. Words and message mentioned in these poetries will surely reach out to the all mighty and your prayers will be accomplished. Below we have added special Veterans Day Poems For Church.
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The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass.
“Step forward now, you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?”
The Soldier squared his shoulders and
said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t
Because those of us who carry guns
Can’t always be a saint.
I’ve had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.
I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”
There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God,
“Step forward now, you Soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”
America the Free ~ America the Brave ~ Freedom with price Capitalism attacked
the many taken hearts broken still
one World try to rebuild
sadness and tears fall hard with fears
guilt by association many accused still
souls evaporated shattered dreams
tears fall on innocence left with anger
The proud fearless knew the inevitable
policeman fireman many lives lost
grieving does not stop 12 years later
New York city once proud & shameless
refusing to let fears in protecting ours
left in shock still question’s unanswered
nothing learned nothing gained
ready to attack many left behind
anger greets denial anger meets rage
unacceptable still refusing new love
wanting days to rewind let us go back in time
acceptance allowing the victims leave in peace
the brave taken young leaving us sadly old
haunting dreams lost spirits dwell
no answers to hate never forgetting that day
Evil entered suddenly unforgiving fate
entering our City we stand with the fallen
How to fix how do we Change
To thè Soldìèr, To thè Vètèràn
Thèsè thìngs Ì know:
Thè sound of your honor.
Thè powèr of your couràgè.
Thè blood of your wound.
Thè dèpth of your strèngth.
Thè tèrror thàt bìnds you.
Thè drèàd thàt rèmàìns.
Your dìgnìty ànd your vàlor.
For thèsè thìngs wè prày:
Thè sound of your làughtèr.
Thè powèr of your voìcè.
Thè blood of your yèàrnìng.
Thè dèpth of your hèàlìng.
Thè joy thàt frèès you.
Thè hopè thàt rèmàìns.
Your wholènèss ànd your lovè.
Veterans Day Thank You Poems For Kids
There could be different options of adding gratitude to anyone but when it comes about student or kids then they need something special and unique. Veterans Day 2018 Poems and poetry or prayers could the best pick for the children. Veterans Day Thank You Poems for elementary students, toddlers or preschoolers are very useful. Because there are many schools, colleges and universities which organise a special program for Veterans and students take part.
A Hardihood Veteran
It’s time to put aside our own concerns and fears
Whether about terror attacks
Or a nuclear war to end all wars after all these years.
We need to honor the men and women who have kept
wars from our doorsteps
And kept our homeland safe
Throughout our history.
Yet we have personal war debts to each of them.
The wounded warriors whose lives are permanently and forever altered.
To all those who made the ultimate sacrifice ending in death
When their body failed and faltered
With a last breath.
Families lost fathers and mothers by the dozens.
Sisters and brothers
Children and cousins.
All leave unfillable holes in
The fabric of our lives.
The veterans remaining on crutches and in wheelchairs
With the stresses of violence
witnessed and experienced.
Those with pain and confusion reigning in their brains.
With their patient loving human and canine companions
Seeking peace of mind and
Their families are strangers now
The veterans have gone through hell for us
Lost buddies and lovers and
pals and colleagues and medics through never ending wars.
And the cleanup that continues forever after
with the memories of dead families and little children
peopling their hearts and minds and dreams.
Hearing over and over the cries and screams.
And all that continues today
Five die here, a dozen there, every day on land and sea and in the air
Again defending us here at home
while they serve “over there.”
How in the world do we say thank you for those gifts?
Of life and limbs
the loss of laughter in a
a permanently gray world. Unavailable or unaffordable health care or housing.
We need first to understand the gift
to appreciate the gift
To never forget the gift.
When an effort is for veterans just do it.
When veterans need something we should meet that need.
We owe them Big time.
God bless our veterans
And give them a blessed life.
And thank you everyone here today
For loving them, for honoring them, for feeding them, for praying for them and for the country we love.
God bless our veterans.
God bless us all. And God bless America.
Thèrè’s not à Fàscìst ìn thè USÀ
Who doèsn’t, ìn thèìr truè hèàrt, sày
Ì’m thànkful for thosè who sèrvè ànd fìght,
So Ì càn pèàcèfully slèèp àt nìght.
No pàrtìsàn polìtìcs càn kèèp àwày
Thè gràtìtudè Ì fèèl, but cànnot sày
To vètèràns who kèpt Àmèrìcà sècurèd,
Wìth àll thè hàrdshìps thèy èndurèd.
Àwày from fàmìly, frìènds ànd morè,
Thèy knèw whàt thèy wèrè workìng for:
Kèèpìng frèèdom rèàlly frèè
For thè rìght, thè mìddlè, ànd èvèn mè.
Vètèràns, you hàvè my dèèp rèspèct,
Èvèn ìf ìt ìsn’t polìtìcàlly corrèct.
Veterans Day Prayers
There were a few beautiful Veterans Day Poems Thank You For Church and students and we hope you will surely sing for the veterans. You can also share Happy Veterans Day Poems and Happy Veterans Day Pictures on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.