Young man, thank you for your sacrifice,
Your youth exchanged for a gun;
Fighting, defending the frontlines so fierce,
Comforts forgotten in the searing sun.
Old man, thank you for your sacrifice,
The years of service experience taking their toll;
Sleepless nights, nights of terror relived,
As you, through pages of your memory scroll.
Wife, mother, family, thanks for sacrifices too,
Pushing through perplexity, pain;
Questions left unanswered, unsaid,
Recurring reverberation: “Will we see him again”.
Earth has no adequate reward,
No recompense that’s near enough;
But God has seen every tear that fell
He knows the journey has been tough.
So young man, old man, families too;
Generations past, present and not yet
Thank you for your sacrifices made,
We declare:”Lest we forget!”
© 2018 – Pastor Wayne George