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Itís The Veteran

Itís The Veteran

© February 16, 2004: Roger W Hancock
Also visit Mr. Hancock's website www.PoetPatriot.com


Itís The Veteran

Backbone of liberty; fighting to keep us free,
Sacrifice homeland safety; battles fought abroad.
First Veterans; founding fathers,
Gave to us our freedomís liberty.

ĎTwas not the preacher, campus organizer,
Who fought for religions free . . . free assembly.
Veterans fought for your assembly, worship free.

It was not the lawyer, politician,
Who gave your right to vote . . . trials fair.
Veterans fought for your voice, equal treatment.

Nor was it the poet, reporter,
That fought for free press . . . free speech.
Veterans fight for unbiased news, talk. . . fear free.

Saluting the flag under which he serves,
Veteranís foundation sacrifice.
Freedom mortared by brave blood spilt . . .
Maintains our liberty rights.

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