Friday, January 30, 2015

Heroes We Never Name

Back of the men we honor

Enrolled on the scroll of fame,

Are the millions who go unmentioned -

The heroes we never name!

Those who have won us the victories,

And conquered along the way;

Those who have made us a nation -

A tribute to them I would pay.

Back of our nation's first leader,

Of Lincoln and Wilson, too,

Back of the mind directing our course

Was the army that carried it through.

Back of the generals and captains

Was the tramping of rank and file,

And back of them were the ones at home

Who labored with tear and with smile.

And What of the "everyday" heroes

Whose courage and efforts ne'er cease!

Toilers who struggle and labor and strive

And hope for a future of peace?

Hats off to the worthy leaders;

Their honor I'd ever acclaim -

But here's a cheer for the many brave,

The heroes we never name.

By M. Lucille Ford

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