The following poems and verses were written by friends, friends of friends, anonymous authors and others whom I have never met; yet, the sentiment is the
same. There is a camaraderie amongst soldiers that is found nowhere else, an
understanding that leaps beyond words, but goes to the very soul of men.
Indescribable, undeniable, inevitable; both profound and absurd, yet reaching
the very heart and soul of what it means to be a man, a soldier and a patriot.
For those who have never served owe the soldier everything that is life and freedom and a debt that can never be paid; a debt that no soldier would ask
you to pay; but we can remember; we can honor; we can be thankful. What little
we can do, we can do on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. We can, in some small
way repay, this debt.
Next Veteran's or Memorial Day... Find a soldier, shake his hand... and thank him... that's all he asks...
A Soldier's Christmas - Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt