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Thank You For Your Heroism

by Kelli Sheckler-Amsden 26 days ago in inspirational · updated 23 days ago
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It Is All About Honor

Thank You For Your Heroism
Photo by Robert Linder on Unsplash

You look at him now

He may seem frail and weak

Sitting there is his chair

Wrinkled skin and thin cheeks

His hands may be scarred

He may be missing a limb

His story isn’t easy to read, just by looking at him

But he ran into a storm

Of flying bullets and bombs

In WW1 or 2, Iraq or Iran

Wherever he fought

He did it - for me and for you

To protect and to serve

The United -Red, White, and Blue

His mission was clear

He hesitated, not once

When the anthem - he hears

He knows it’s playing, because

Of men and women like him,

Who heeded the call

Thanks to all who gave some


Many thanks to the men and women who gave of their freedoms to preserve mine


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Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Myles Pennock20 days ago

    A winner!!

  • Brenton F22 days ago

    What an awesome thank you!

  • LYNN ALAMILLA23 days ago

    Simply and we'll said ...

  • Marshall Barnes24 days ago

    It brought tears to my eyes because it's hard to make the transition from the person we see now and the condition they're in and the person they were and what they did when they put it all on the line despite just wanting to go home then...

  • Donna Harris24 days ago

    Awesome. Thank you for your appreciation to all Veterans. Well-deserved top story! Congratulations!

  • Haylee Marick25 days ago

    Beautifully said

  • Gerald Holmes25 days ago

    excellent words to honour those who have served.

  • Kendall Defoe26 days ago

    It had to be said...

  • Oliver M26 days ago

    Such words of valor summarized and for all of to appreciate and commemorate their lives, we will always remember them: Always.

  • Great stuff. Congratulations on a Top story!

  • Cathy holmes26 days ago

    Beautiful tribute. Well done.

  • Scott Wade26 days ago

    On spot. Well done 🇺🇸❤️

  • Babs Iverson26 days ago

    Spectacular!!! 😊💖💕

  • Heather Hubler26 days ago

    A moving and beautiful tribute, thank you for sharing :) And congratulations on another Top Story!

  • Rick Henry26 days ago

    Well written tribute. Excellent job.

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