"A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Armed Forces Day!

Let us all thank a Veteran today.

Armed Forces Day
by Del "Abe" Jones
At the urging of Harry TrumanThe third Saturday in MayThe new Department of DefenseProclaimed it, "Armed Forces Day".
A day to Thank all the ServicesWho defend our air, land, and seaWho serve our Country ProudlyDefending, this Land of the Free.
All those young Men and WomenAnd too, all of those "oldsters"Who march, fly, and set sailAs Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Soldiers.
Some of them serve as "Regulars"And some just do, the weekendBut all step forward, Strong and ProudWhen we need someone to send.
The times have been a'changingAnd missions they are asked toGrow much more complicatedThan what, they used to do.
They must be Warrior and DiplomatWith clenched fist or gentle touchPass the ammunition, feed the hungryBuild roads, hospitals, and such.
"A Tradition of Heroes"Is what some people sayAnd, we all owe them a, "Thank you!"On this, "Armed Forces Day"

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