Del “Abe” Jones

VETERANS DAY, 2002

Well, here we are, once again
With Veterans, in heart and mind
Still trying to heal, from 9/11
Facing Saddam, and his kind.

With a new War, looming
And the one that we now fight
Our Soldiers and our Nation
Willing, to do what’s right.

It’s not something, we want
But, something, that we must
As long as we, all believe
Our cause, is true and just.

Seasoned troops and new recruits
And Patriots in our Homeland –
All hoping for peace and goodwill,
And Freedom in every foreign land.

Maybe some way, sometime, this day
Will be one, of true celebration
With Veterans a part of the past
And no more War, for any Nation.