Every heart filled with sorrow
Not knowing if they will see tomorrow
Missing their wives, children, and friends
Fighting for us all until the end
Through day and night tired and hungry
Wishing for a warm bed to rest in peace
Half the world does not realize
How hard these people fought to save our lives
What they went through
To be sure we have the clothes on our backs
With a roof over our heads
Seeing their friends lying there, not knowing if they are wounded or dead
Fear in their hearts a gun in their hands
Hoping they won’t have to kill yet another man
So I pray for all the brave souls
Who fought for our freedom
Who played most of the important roles of future America
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Every day to thank you for your dues
You courageous veterans
-Grace Shinn., 8th grade
“Those Who Should Be Remembered”
I am not a fan of war
Just like many who fought before,
Although I do not like these fights
Sometimes they are needed to protect our rights.
One reason veterans are important to me
Because of their bravery our country is free,
I have relatives that have been in war
I could not think of a sacrifice that could be more.
From the beginning of our country to today
I remember you veteran every day,
With a full heart of gratitude and respect
Thank you veteran, I will never forget.
-Kelin Briant., 8th grade
A true man is not defined by medals
Or how many fights he’s won.
A true man is defined by respect,
The noble actions he does.
I know a true man, humble and brave,
He denied a purple heart for his deed.
The reason this man did this, not of arrogance
But that a black comrade should have received.
This true man though, did not leave empty handed.
He has a bronze star and lost a leg.
For his country, for his fellow man,
This is who a true man is. This is what a true man did.
This true man is my grandfather.
-Molly Stenerson., 9th grade
“A Poem of D-Day”
The commander said,
As many young men lay fallen and dead.
Said with a tear in his eye,
For he knows that no matter what many will die.
The sand turning red,
From the innocent, the young, the dead.
They faithfully obey,
In order to save other lives that day.
Such a simple command,
Causing so many deaths,
But saving our land.
On that day that those brave men,
Stepped upon crimson sand.
-Bryan Merrill., 9th grade