Jan Lawrence

Jan, a United States Air Force veteran, wrote and read this poem at her church for Veteran’s Day 2009.

THE ELEVENTH HOUR

It is now the eleventh hour
Of the eleventh day
Of the eleventh month

It is a time to pause
It is a time to remember
It is a time to pay tribute

To those men
And to those women
Who have served this great nation

With their strength
With their courage
With their lives to keep her free