A veteran – whether active duty, retired, National Guard or Reserve – is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America”, for an amount “up to and including my life”. That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand that. ~ Author unknown.
She was so beautiful outside and inShe held Bartenders, VeteransFamily and FriendsSo many memories we’ll never forgetFrom funerals, Birthday’sEven holidays we metWe cheered for our teamsDanced all nightTold each other our dreamsAnd sang with all our mightIn good times and badWhenever in doubtIt was pleasure not obligationTo help each other outIt was exciting for usBecause we never could tellWhen Commander JimWas going to ring the bellSmiles, laughter, jokes and gamesEnded quickly as her familyWatched her go down in flames
She then saw how strongTheir emotional tiesMade the women scream outAnd made the grown men cryShe wants us to know that in her eyesIt was her time to goA blessing in disguiseShe said “I know you are sadAnd your eyes will dampenBut don’t cry that I’m overSmile because I happened”Now be brave my familyAnd rebuild me a brotherI’ll be in your heartsAlways and foreverNow lets all raise our glassAnd say to ourselves“Here’s to our LegionOur home, Post 412”
~ Sheri Ellen Jager