Men of Valor

These men so brave and bold
Their story is still not fully told.
Of how knee deep in the silt,
They died face down, but not to wilt.
The memory of these valorous men
Shall always be remembered until then.

To those who returned not fully whole,
But who stayed in their slimy trenches like a mole
Until God and man called, up and over they crept
To conquer the enemy and save those of us who wept.
To all the living and the dead who saved our democracy,
We bow in reverence, pride and humility.

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Having been born in 1942 near the end of World War II, I became so aware of the men and women in our community who had so valiantly given their lives to keep us free. In high school I began to write essays and poetry, which allowed me to express my heart's passion about the world around me. It brought to my remembrance the many years before, standing at the Remembrance Day ceremonies in our community as we solemnly gave honor to our veterans. These memories led me to write "Men of Valor." I so wanted to individually honor our service men. After all these years to have the opportunity to publicly share this poem is such a God given blessing to me!