Today I watched a video on Face Book that captured the heart and soul of what it is to be an American of the United States of America. It shows a boy Standing on Omaha Beach  celebrating Veterans Day. It is the most poignant video I have ever scene. The courage the young boy showed was incredible. He stood out in the wind holding the American Flag, in his WW II  uniform, holding a salute for one and a half ours. His little legs and arm tiring out, showing his appreciation for the soldiers who gave their life to win the war. The video was well produced and had me in tears.

This video gave me hope. Hope that there are parents out in America who are showing their kids what America is all about.That it is not all protest by college kids. That there is an ethic of hard work, respect for what it took to maintain our freedoms. That young people will strive for a better life. I left America because I did not like the moral decay of our politician destroying the American values: which we use to call ,truth, justice And the American way.

There is hope for a future. I hope people watch that video by the thousands, millions. For it has A resonating sound. The last forty years it seemed we lost our values. It will take a lot of work to gain the respect of the world. This young boy in a matter of a few minutes showed the world and America what America is. Thank you young man!



They walk one step in front of another
Always in unison with their brothers
They train hard to protect Their nation
Protecting us from the terrorist invasion

Our men and women are sent to strange lands
To fight dangerous and fanatical men
Religious zealots who have only one plan
To destroy and expel the infidels from their land

Our soldiers fight a religious war
A fanaticism they deplore
They see innocents killed every day
A genocide in a religious way

Terrorist have a strict adherence
To a religion of complete indifference
The soldiers see their lack of compassion
Which only increases their determination and passion

When they come home;
show them your pride
Show them you will stand by their side.
Take care of them in sickness

Take care of their mental wellness
Thank God above
For taking care of our soldiers we love
We should expect no less

Author: tmnugent

Poet Author. Living in Costa rica Pura Vida. Love to travel, play with my dogs and write poetry. My girlfriend and I enjoy life and could't be happier living here

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