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 Old Soldiers Never Die

Words spoken that defined time
Eight total would draw the line
Of men who served a country's cause
Today, reflect, honor with pause

Those unlike placed in harms way
Men of peace and war that stayed
Far from home in battles worn
Upon ribbons, upon hearts torn

March all did some unto death
Today heroes, some laid to rest
Will come to mind, before our eyes
Both young and old will share their ties

They stormed beaches where shells would pound
Walked through jungles, where unsafe sounds
Are still felt and heard this day
Brothers in arms, in mind still paid

Some threw themselves to stop a bullet
To save a friend and say they'd do it
Again because their souls shared bonds
In foxholes deep, some in Meikong

Delta force, elite forces
Green Berets would pave courses
Fight battles granting world peace
Small Victories to say the least

World at war, Hell would rage
Throughout time, history would page
Mans conquest and some defeats
Prayer today, to not repeat

Today engaged on foreign land
Are U S soldiers walking dry land
Stationed, at point, to not become
Another casualty of war yet won

" Old soldiers never die, they just fade away "
  General Douglas MacArthur April 19Th 1951

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