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Veterans Day
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By Quentin Clingerman
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Veterans Day


Echoing through the canyons of time

Reverberating from cliffs of yesteryear

The marching of a thousand, ten thousand feet

To the call of country's protective need


The shouts of glory and agony in battles in farflung fields

Too many in death, too many with severe wounds

Too many with spirits broken by the wild savagery of war

Their voices drowned in the tumult of ordinary life


Some stand tall through it all as though with special grace

Their echoes muted too in life's ceaseless pace


Veterans Day we honor them all who have given their

Time in duty and devotion

To protect our nation's freedom, whether at home or afar.

To be called to devote their time in maintaining


Those freedoms so dearly purchased

So dearly purchased



Vetereans Day (c)2014 Quentin Clingerman


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Submitted: Monday, November 10, 2014

Last Updated: Sunday, November 16, 2014

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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