We honor those who on this day
who came back safely from the war.
Who can know the things that weigh
upon them now and what they bore?
They gave no less that those who died
because they risked their lives as well.
yet they may find they still abide
On hostile ground when those who claim
They did not serve a noble cause,
though they were brave and gave it all,
And then to taste a bitter gall,
with battle scars, and no applause.
Let us remember those who cared
enough to enter in harm’s way.
And by his grace their lives were spared.
that we might honor them this day.