We remember

We remember all you have done
Arms to protect us as we grew 
Friend to many and giver of gifts
We remember your shame at not
Serving enough, not giving as much
As you might have wanted
We remember your lofty poems of awe
That spoke the words of your young heart
In wanting to protect this country
We remember because you planted
All these seeds in us your children
Thanks for your love and service
To us all