The Warrior

Happy Veteran’s Day to all the veterans out there.  I heard the poem below narrated in a video and transcribed it here.  I don’t know who wrote it, but I found it fitting for today.


It is the Warrior, not the poet who has given us Freedom of Speech.

It is the Warrior who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag and whose coffin is draped by the flag.

It is the Warrior who is the POW who went away one person and came back another or hasn’t come back at all.

It is the Warrior who are the drill instructors who have saved countless lives by turning average individuals into Warriors and teaching them to watch each other’s back.

The Warrior is the parading Legionnaire who pins on medals with a prosthetic hand.

The Warrior is an ordinary and extraordinary human being who offered some of life’s most vital years in the service to their country and who sacrificed life’s ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice their own.

It is the Warrior, a savior, a sword against the darkness who has nothing more then the finest, greatest testimony to and behalf of the finest and greatest nation ever known.

–    Unknown


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