Many gave so much so we could live
It's time again to remember those who served our country in foreign wars. Those people, men and women, who gave their lives to show what it means to come from a nation that believes in peace and freedom from poverty, abuse, death from bombs, land mines, that some people live with every day of their lives.
Many of our service members have lived with those people and tried to help them. They won't or can't rid their country of those who only want power over their country and all who oppose them. Cities all over the U.S. should thank those service members or should become a member of their local VFW posts. The VFW posts do good deeds each day with many projects that support the community and the American way of life.
Many veterans have lost their lives on this earth, but have gone to a better place. We hope and are wishing we don't have more veterans of foreign wars, but the people of this world make more money and have more power through war, than by peace and love of mankind. So we go on allowing the world we live in to continue the wars and abuse with only hope that we still will have those who will give their lives to free people in other lands to have what we have here in the United States.
Written with love and respect for those who gave so much so we could live.
Charles W. Moffett
Member of Batavia Overseas VFW Post 1197
655th Weather Recon, U.S. Air Force, Guam and Iwo Jima, World War II
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