A veteran is someone who is an expert in the field of war and military. Veterans Day is observed to honor all such war veterans who have put their lives at stake for the safety and freedom of their people. Celebrated on 11th of November 2021, the Veterans Day is marked to celebrate war veterans who are alive; unlike Memorial Day which is observed to honor the members of the US Armed forces who have sacrificed their lives while fighting for their nation. People like Joanna Fuchs, Arribas, Petersen Potter, Edwards etc. Have paid their honor and respect to the US veterans by penning down various Veterans Day Poems. We have got them all collected right here for you guys. Don’t Miss Veterans Day images and Veterans day Thanks You quotes on our homepage.
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Still A Soldier
I lay here today a soldier I know some don't understand I will try to explain So maybe you can I served my country For many a year I retired long ago The soldier still here I put on my uniform I wore it to foreign lands The soldier I was Is still in the man I have been a husband, father, and friend To some of you here But I've been a soldier all along Even after so many a year My final salute I render today I'm still a soldier I'm just on my way
Copyright © Timothy Emmons |
2. Invisible: co-written with C Devonshire
clad in rags, he wanders on Wall Street he is invisible to hustling stock brokers he is a man with no money, no property a hapless struggler of excessive loan burdens bitter winter winds blow across Broadway he is invisible to affluent theatre-goers wearing warm winter coats he is a man who watches them scurry past the cardboard box that is his bed like a rain-dog, huddling in the shadows of alleys and doorways he hears deafening explosions of New Year fireworks he is invisible to the revellers he is a man who cowers, recalling gunfire of a war he fought echoing through his mind in restless nights the incessant thumping of traumatic stress he is invisible...a victim of post-Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq who once bore a uniform and served his country with pride he is invisible suffering alone, paying the price through severe disabilities and permanent scars with sadness, he watches voters going to the polls he is invisible, a veteran with no voice in elections he is a man who cannot vote without an “address” a placard on a pavement might catch the eye unemployed, homeless, unseen but most of all forgotten he is a man who seems invisible but he is still a man ------------------------------------------------------------- This is co-written by Paul Callus & Carolyn Devonshire in remembrance of our war veterans.
3. Veteran’s Day – 2021
Veteran’s Day - 2021 This day all flags shed bloodied shadows upon sacred soil dotted with stilled crosses. This day parades weary soldiers smile at the few who line the streets march to familiar cadence salute flag’s half mast history weep as Taps resounds across each generation’s tears. This day Peace will solemnly descend upon those who kept her safe. John G. Lawless 11/5/2015
Copyright © John lawless | Year Posted 2015
4. VETERANS DAY
Oh you blessed souls That For us have fallen, We wish The loftiest of appreciations for your sacrifice to show By Thanking you for the opportunity given to us To Enjoy the greatest gift of all Wich You have missed: LIFE!* (c) Demetrios Trifiatis 11 November 2016
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World War I ended on the 11th of November 1919. It is from this very day that the celebration of Veterans Day was started. But it was not called Veterans Day the; it was called Armistice Day. With the Armistice of Germany coming into effect, the day was marked as Armistice Day to honour those war veterans who lost their lives in WWI while fighting for their nation. After the end of the Second World War,
it was decided that Armistice Day be celebrated to honour and dignify not just World War I veterans but all war veterans who have fought for the freedom of their nation. So, in the year 1954, Congress amended the previous bill on declaring Armistice Day as a federal holiday and changed the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Even when the day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, people celebrate it on the adjacent Friday or Monday. All schools and federal offices remain closed on the day. Same goes for less important non-federal offices.
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Famous Veterans Day Poems
- The Best on Earth: A Veteran’s Day TributeIf someone has done military service,
They earn the title “veteran,” and more;
They earn our deep respect and admiration;
That they are special no one can ignore.They sacrificed the comforts we enjoy;
The list is long of all the things they gave.
Our veterans are extraordinary people;
They’re loyal, dedicated, true and brave.When terror and invasion were real threats,
They showed us they could handle any storm.
We owe our freedoms and our very lives
To our veterans, who served in uniform.Our veterans should be celebrities;
They’re exceptional; no other group compares.
We’re grateful for the many things they’ve done;
They’re always in our hearts and in our prayers.We owe our veterans support and friendship;
Let no one ever question what they’re worth.
These men and women served us and our country,
Our veterans–the very best on earth.By Joanna Fuchs
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2. he Noble and the Brave: A Veteran’s Day Tribute
When America had an urgent need,
These brave ones raised a hand;
No hesitation held them back;
They were proud to take a stand.
They left their friends and family;
They gave up normal life;
To serve their country and their God,
They plowed into the strife.
They fought for freedom and for peace
On strange and foreign shores;
Some lost new friends; some lost their lives
In long and brutal wars.
Other veterans answered a call
To support the ones who fought;
Their country had requirements for
The essential skills they brought.
We salute every one of them,
The noble and the brave,
The ones still with us here today,
And those who rest in a grave.
So here’s to our country’s heroes;
They’re a cut above the rest;
Let’s give the honor that is due
To our country’s very best.
By Joanna Fuchs
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US citizens observe this federal holiday with lots of parades, military medical fairs, shows and various other events. There are many options of how to celebrate Veterans Day. It all depends on how you want to celebrate Veterans Day.
You can visit the popular parades which are conducted all across the nation on Veterans Day. Among the most popular parades are those of New York City, Houston, Birmingham and Las Vegas. The parades are followed by feasts and shows and many other events that you can enjoy. You can also observe Veterans Day by your means. For instance, you can visit war veterans care facilities in your society. Else you can also invite all war veterans living in your society or community to small gatherings and feasts and hear out their stories.
Their stories are quite fascinating and you would love to hear them out. You can also write your own Veterans Day poems and quotes and make the veteran invitees hear them. You can also write down your Veterans Day quotes and poems on posters and greeting cards and hand them over to the veterans.
If you are among those who do not have the interest in writing your own Veterans Day poems, you can have a look at the below famous Veterans Day poems that we have gathered from various famous authors.
Some popular poem from poetryfoundation.org
In poems, podcasts, articles, and more, writers measure the human effects of war. As they present the realities of life for soldiers returning home, the poets here refrain from depicting popular images of veterans. Still, there are familiar places: the veterans’ hospitals visited by Ben Belitt, Elizabeth Bishop, Etheridge Knight, and W.D. Snodgrass; the minds struggling with post-traumatic stress in Stephen Vincent Benét’s and Bruce Weigl’s poems. Other poets salute particular soldiers, from those who went AWOL (Marvin Bell) to Congressional Medal of Honor winners (Michael S. Harper). Poet-veterans Karl Shapiro, Randall Jarrell, and Siegfried Sassoon reflect on service (“I did as these have done, but did not die”) and everyday life (“Bank-holidays, and picture shows, and spats”). Sophie Jewett pauses to question “the fickle flag of truce.” Sabrina Orah Mark’s soldier fable is as funny as it is heartbreaking—reminding us, as we remember our nation’s veterans, that the questions we ask of war yield no simple answers.
You can also use them as poems for veterans on a memorial day and Veterans day poems for the church.
- Poems For Church
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass.
“Step forward now, you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?”
The Soldier squared his shoulders and
said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t
Because those of us who carry guns
Can’t always be a saint.
I’ve had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.
I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”
There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God,
“Step forward now, you Soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”
2. Poems For Church
One Nation Under God
by Roger Robicheau
One Nation Under God we live
Think about all some had to give
We the people share freedom’s life
In a world of ever present strife
Be grateful to those who keep this true
Warriors of our red, white, and blue
They’re trained by those of great skill
Honed to perform, so strong their will
They show what love is all about
They’ll fight for us, there is no doubt
Defending bravely what we are
No holding back each heartfelt star
Highly praise these men and women
Giving thanks time and again
Those in uniform will always be
The golden pride of this country
3. Poems For Church
American is This Hero
by Roger Robicheau
American is this Hero
In uniform standing tall
Ready, willing, and able
To march, the will to face all
The proudest of our service
Steadfastly meeting each call
The bravest of our country
As were those upon The Wall
Displaying awesome courage
A treasure you cannot install
Filled with total commitment
To serve us for the long haul
America know this Hero
Thank God and always recall
If you work in a school, you can assign each student to get a Veterans Day poem and recite it out in front of the class.
We also have such Veterans day poems for elementary students that you or your children can use.
On Veterans Day we honor all,
Who answered to a service call.
Soldiers young, and soldiers old,
Fought for freedom, brave and bold.
Some have lived, while others died,
And all of them deserve our pride.
We’re proud of all the soldiers who,
Kept thinking of red, white and blue.
They fought for us and all our rights,
They fought through many days and nights.
And though we may not know each name,
We thank ALL veterans just the same.
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Bless Them Abundantly:
A Veteran’s Day Prayer
Today we honor our veterans,
worthy men and women
who gave their best
when they were called upon
to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them, Lord,
for their unselfish service
in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety,
and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly
for the hardships they faced,
for the sacrifices they made,
for their many different contributions
to America’s victories
over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them,
we honor them, we are proud of them,
and we pray that you will watch over
these special people
and bless them with peace and happiness.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.
By Joanna Fuchs
While we were home on our comfortable sofas,
Munching and watching TV,
Our veterans were fighting our battles,
In situations we’d certainly flee.
Whatever would keep us all safe
Is what they were called to do,
Rough duties of every kind
Protecting us: me and you.
So when you see Vets, please thank them
For their service and sacrifice.
Be aware, and always remember
For us, they paid a price.
By Joanna Fuchs
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