Roger W Hancock
IT’S THE VETERAN
Backbone of liberty; fighting to keep us free,
Sacrifice homeland safety; battles fought abroad.
Our first Veterans, founding fathers,
Gave to us /our freedom’s liberty.
‘Twas not the preacher, campus organizer,
Who fought for religions free… free assembly.
Veterans fight for your assembly, worship free.
It was not the lawyer, politician,
Who gave your right to vote… trials fair.
Veterans fight for your voice, equal treatment.
Nor was it the poet, reporter,
That fought for free press… free speech.
Veterans fight for unhindered news, talk… fear free.
Saluting the flag under which he serves,
Veteran’s foundation sacrifice.
Freedom mortared by brave blood spilt…
Maintains our liberty rights.
Copyright February 16, 2004 Roger W Hancock