David G. Bancroft

I AM THE ONE

I am the one,
who was there in the fight that won
the United States of America the right to be
the land of the free and voice of liberty.

I am the one,
who does what must be done
to save and protect
what we all hold dear and respect.

I am the one,
who doesn’t run
when faced with an enemy’s gun,
always there, standing tall
in response to my cherished nation’s call.

I am the one,
whose life was undone,
while doing my very best
for you and all the rest
during a noble quest.

I am the one,
who is a daughter, son,
or another loved one,
proudly serving the USA
every single day
in the Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Army
with it never being about me…
but out of love for my great country!

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