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May 31 2009 Veterans Newsletter

One Less Soldier’s Widow
~~ Evelyn Rainey

“Give me one less soldier’s widow,”
I hear you cry at me.
“One less flag-draped casket,”
You sigh pathetically.
“One less gun salute,
“We don’t need guns no more.
“One less sound of Taps,” you say,
“We’ll have an end of war.”

As the soldier’s wife became a widow
His children remained free.
As one flag draped his casket,
It whispered ‘Old Glory’.
As the rifles cracked in honor
They shattered tyranny.
As the trumpet solo carried
The note pledged Liberty.

Every death brings sorrow,
And every sorrow pain.
A sacrifice bravely given
Changes bitter loss to gain.
For if we had one less widow
We would have a weaker stand.
And if one less casket,
And undefended land.

Degredation would erupt
If there were one less gun salute.
We’d hear the cry of slavery
If Taps were to fall mute.
So preach to me of peace
And the fellowship of men.
But know that fellowship and peace were bought
By each fallen veteran.

Evelyn Rainey, Veterans Editor

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