Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thank You

                                                They walk among us
                                                 in plain view
                                                lay in vast graves
                                                covered by dew

                                                The ultimate sacrifice
                                                willing to give all
                                                the stones a symbol
                                                of the battlefield call

                                             They walked into battle
                                             with head held high
                                             they fought for freedom
                                             some had to die

                                             They walk in heaven
                                              the battle is won
                                              mission accomplished
                                              their job is done

                                              Families are waiting
                                              for love ones to come
                                              walk through the door
                                              then there are some

                                              Respect and gratitude
                                              let it so be
                                              the price for freedom
                                              they hold the key

                                              One day of honor
                                              once every year
                                              the day of honor
                                              is already here

                                              They walk among us
                                              a chosen few
                                              let us be grateful
                                              with a thank you

                                            Susie Swanson

                                    Lest we forget, May God Bless each one
                                    We will forever be Grateful for your courage
                                    and sacrifice...



  1. A lovely tribute for those service men and women who sacrifice so much for us. They are honored, indeed, for what they give.

  2. This is a wonderful tribute to those who have served, Susie. Many thanks to all who have done so.

  3. Such a heartfelt poem, Susie. God bless our troops.

  4. Thank you all so much and for the visit too..We can never thank them enough and George you are so right..God Bless Them All.

  5. You are so right Susie, I was very moved in May when I was in Washington on Memorial day and we were shown Arlington Cemetary with a cross by each soldiers grave.

    Great poem.

  6. Wonderful poem, Susie... We never do enough to thank our troops... God Bless them ALL....

  7. This small town we're living in helf its annual Veterans Day celebration last week. Your poen aptly expresses the honor due all these brave folks.

  8. Such a beautiful tribute, Susie~ may we never forget the sacrifices and be thankful for their service every day!

  9. I thank each one of you so much for the wonderful comments..If not for their courage and sacrifice, where would we be today..They gave us the great freedom we know today..May God Bless them all..

  10. Tears flooding down my cheeks. This is awesome! Thank you for thsi wonderful tribute to all those who have served us. Thank you thank you.

  11. Thank you, Susie, for putting into words what I can't.

  12. Thank you Bethe and lil red hen..Blessings to you too..

  13. Blessings to all the soldiers. Wonderful Susie.

  14. Susie,
    This is a wonderful tribute to our veterans. Thanks for honoring our soldiers with this fantastic poem. It touched me deeply.

  15. Beautiful music; beautiful tribute - thank you.

  16. Thank you Monika, Brenda and Kathryn for stopping by and the nice comments. So happy you enjoyed it..

  17. Hi Susie, what a lovely tribute. You put so much of your heart in all your poems! I look forward to every new poem you post because I know that each one will make me think and feel something kind, encouraging, thoughtful and noble. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We took a little drive this afternoon on some of the dirt back roads near our house and took pictures. It seemed like every corner we turned there was something pretty to look at. The leaves are in full bloom. They probably won't last too much longer, one or two good storms and they will blow away for winter. I also went to an art fair in town yesterday. So it has been a fun weekend. I hope you rest well tonight and have a lovely evening! Delisa :)

  18. Just wondeful Susie!!