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Jake, Yeoman of the USS Hancock CV/CVA-19 Memorial
Wishes to Thank all of you our Veterans for your Service
and to Remember all those who gave their All for our Nation.
A nation sleeps Safely and Peacefully tonight because of these,
our National Heroes!

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Veterans & Memorial Day Tribute Poems by
Cheryl Jaccard Cowart

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AMERICAN SOLDIER


Would I die for my country
Would I put wickedness down
Would I speak for the helpless. Would I not let them down.
Would I shrink from my duty. Would I have strength to endure.
Questions and more questions....of what am I sure?

I'm sure that for evil to triumph
good men will stand idly by
Alone we are helpless; together we're mighty
Will we stand together or will we die

My country is as strong as the weakest
That everything hangs by a thread
That American life is as fragile as ignorance
Or as strong as brotherhood spreads.

My brothers have answered these questions
and have sealed their oaths with their blood
Have gone to the edge for their country
Been wounded or died for the good

I could fritter away the liberty they died for
I could allow others to steal that prize.
I could allow someone to alter my nation
Or I can stand against such, and boldly defy.

I am an American soldier
And stand with my comrades in arms
I can never shrink from my duty
Or run from possible harm

Would I die for my country
Would I put wickedness down
Would I speak for the helpless. Would I not let them down.
Would I shrink from my duty. Would I have strength to endure.
Questions and more questions, of what am I sure?

I'm sure I must fight or die trying
To stand for the weak and afraid
I will always stand shoulder to shoulder
With men who will never betray

For those who rest under American and Foreign sod
My Country 'tis of Thee!
Thank you for your service!
Welcome Home!

By Cheryl Jaccard Cowart for her brother,
Jake Jaccard

© Veterans Day - 11/11/2016

Remember, Oh Remember

Flags across the rolling Green Landscape, as far as the eye can see,
breezes that flutter singing the anthem "look here...I've come home to thee"
I'm resting here under the sod I died for. Thank God I made it home!
Some of my comrades are not here beside me.
They are far from family, growing further from memory; buried deep in some foreign loam.

Sadly, however, we're all forgotten as time rolls swiftly by,
As those who loved us, come here to join us, and those left behind don't try.
Casually thinking that freedom is a given, and claiming it as their right.
But freedom was never free for the asking; It had to be won;
it has to be clung to with fists that are willing to fight.

How sad I am for those in their daydreams
How quickly it all could be lost
How soon an enemy quietly approaching
Could snatch it without a cost!
Please awake from your daydreams; please hoist the flag of truth
Please remember, oh remember! Won't you please remember us!

When flags are hardly seen anymore and prayers, in God's name not said
When Anthems not sung; The Pledge of Allegiance not heard
Then our precious Constitution, hangs by a thread.

We were the valiant. We were the brave. We held the candle bright.
But you are America's savior now. We pass to you this fight.
Please take up the cause; be the future's heroes; don't give it all away.
We are counting on you to save our freedoms; to never us betray.

Flags across the rolling Green Landscape, as far as the eye can see
When you lie below you will hear this anthem, "look here...I fought for thee"


By Cheryl Jaccard Cowart for her brother,
Jake Jaccard
© Memorial Day - 5/30/2016





OUR CHOICEST SONS

On shores of white
or fields of green
or graves unmarked and lost
Lie the hearts and souls of our dearest ones
Our husbands, fathers and sons

American born or American pledged
You did your best for us
You gave your all; complaining not
You are our choicest sons!

You are the ones who loved us well
But loved your country more
You gave all you had; e'en your very lives
In the war to end all wars!

American born or American pledged
You did your best for us
You gave your all; complaining not
You are our choicest sons!

I shrink to think what you endured
but you were duty bound
Not self-involved but selflessness
for comrades and for home

American born or American pledged
You did you best for us
You gave your all; complaining not
You are our choicest sons!

Oh, beautiful your memory gleams
In hearts of gratitude!
You're sacrifice gave life to us
On these American Shores

American born or American pledged
You did you best for us
You gave your all; complaining not
You are our choicest sons!

We owe so much, we'll ne'er repay
What price would bare the cost?
We can only hold your banner high
And bless your names to God

American born or American pledged
You did you best for us
You gave your all; complaining not
You are our choicest sons!

By Cheryl Cowart, for her Brother,
Jake Jaccard
(c) Memorial Day-2015



FOR ALL MY HEROES

Those of you who gave your all.....
I salute you!
Arriving on destiny's shore
Brave to your very core
I salute you!
Duty to comrades and country strong
Lead by devotion to your nation's song
I salute you!
All down the ages since America's Birth
Trusting in God, to defend or die trying
You answered the call. You gave it your all
I salute you!
I stand all amazed at your duty; your honor
You left everything out on the field
Whatever was asked, never thinking to yield
I salute you!
If our nation stands for anything, it stands for
love of freedom
But freedom requires a hefty cost
Our precious sons and daughters lost
I salute you!
My heart's full of pride but anguish for you
As I think of your shining bright faces
My brothers, my sisters though I never even knew you
I salute you!
One day we'll meet when all battles are done
And we all have arrived at safe harbor
May I please hug all my heroes and tell my dear friends....
I salute you!

GOD BLESS THE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR NATION'S MILITARY.
YOUR SERVICE IS DEEPLY APPRECIATED AND I TRULY LOVE YOU.
CHERYL COWART
2014

By Cheryl Jaccard Cowart
© Veterans Day - 11/11/2014


COMRADES IN ARMS

Oh, Hallowed day of long-ago reflections
Pictures come flooding of lives quickly spent
Hurling through space, pain, silently screaming
"I'll never surrender to their evil intent"

For life and liberty, my allies and brothers
You were kindred to me on this grizzly shore
I mingled my blood gladly with yours for your country
And proudly lifted high my flag with yours.

You were English and Belgian, Polish and Danish
Italian, Greek, Canadian and Franc
I was Chicago and New York, Philly and Boston
But where ever we hailed, proudly we were called "Yanks".

Sacred on the altar of honor and duty
We were eternally connected by sacrifice
We were brothers; we were comrades; we would always remember
The promises made and the asking price.

We have sealed our devotion to God and Country
By the blood we freely spilled
We are proud to have served with the greatest generation
Freedom endures; Evil was killed.

Oh, Hallowed day of long-ago reflections
Don't ever forget what was paid
Don't ever surrender your destiny; your freedom
Or our sacrifice will have all been in vain.


By Cheryl Jaccard Cowart
© Veterans Day - 11/11/2013

AMERICAN HERO

Into the cold and solemn day, the soldier marches
Eyes to the left and right along and
Scouts for enemy forces
Onto the dark and restless seas, the sailor launches
Eyes to the horizon and skies above and
Seeks for enemy bombardments
Into the heavens and clouds above, the airman soaring
Eyes to the vast expanse above and
Hunts for enemy air strikes

Warriors all and heroes too
Banded by duty and brotherhood
Love of country; faithfully bound
Upholding the Rights of the True

Into the cold and solemn day, a citizen marches
Eyes to the left and right along and
Scouts for the forgotten soldier
Onto the dark and restless seas, the traveler launches
Eyes to the horizon and skies above and
Awaits the return of the coffins
Into the heavens and clouds above, the warrior soaring
Eyes closed in death from battle lost and
Comes home to his heroes welcome

Warriors all and heroes too
Banded by duty and brotherhood
Love of country; faithfully bound
Upholding the Rights of the True

Into the cold and solemn day, America marches
Eyes to the left and right along and
Never forgets her HEROES
Onto the dark and restless seas, America launches
Eyes to the horizon and skies above and
Thanks God for their SACRIFICES
Into the heavens and clouds above, America soaring
Eyes to the future with heads held high and
Saved by our blessed MILITARY!

Warriors all and heroes too
Banded by duty and brotherhood
Love of country; faithfully bound
Upholding the Rights of the True

Cheryl Jaccard Cowart
Veterans Day, 2012

© November 11, 2012
All Rights Reserved
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Our Glorious "Old Glory"

I love the Flag that flutters above and takes me
To heights not dreamed of on land
To the mountain of God Who's footstool's our
Home. This country, America, the hallowed of
Our Lord.

Bourne on the shoulders of consecrated Men.
Our Forefathers and Warriors ordained to this end.
On wings of the visions instilled in their hearts.
America, Old Glory, alone and apart.

How blessed is this place! How sacred it's shores!
How sweet are it's vistas! How pure is it's heart.
How divine is it's purpose! How long will it stand?
Forever, remember it's God's chosen land.

No man, no power, no evil intent, will wreck the
Divine purpose intended for it.
America, the sanctuary of freedom and faith.
All evil, all hatred will be swept from this place
Until purity reigns by God's divine grace.

Our men of virtue will heed the call
As did our forefathers at the beginning of it all.
On to battle, on to faith, on to glory, on to life
On to victory, on and on until it's won, the Victory's Won.

Bourne on the shoulders of consecrated Men.
Our Forefathers and Warriors ordained to this end.
On wings of the visions instilled in their hearts.
America, Old Glory, alone and apart.

I love this land, America the Beautiful!
I love our Flag, the symbol of our faith!
I love our men in uniform; those who's vision for a brighter
World glows in their breasts!
God bless you and hold you in the palm of His Almighty Hand!

Cheryl Jaccard Cowart
Memorial Day, 2010

© May 31, 2010
All Rights Reserved
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A VETERAN'S AND MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE

Whether Navy Blue
Or Army Green
Semper Fi or Soaring Wings.
Honor bright in hearts of gold
Love of country-
American Bold!

Heroes of all truth and light
Men who Live
And Die
And Fight
That all might live on freedom's soil
And then forget
The cost, the toil.

Whether Union Blue
Or Southern Gray
Iwo Jima or Bunker Hill
Tet, The Bulge or Belleau Wood
You Gave your all
Because you could

Heroes of all truth and light
Men who Live
And Die
And Fight
That all might live on freedom's soil
And then forget
The cost, the toil.

Whether Days or Years
Or Lives you Gave
This single day all year we give
Our Thoughts
Our Prayers
Our Heartfelt Thanks
That all might live on freedom's soil
And then forget
The cost, the toil.

Heroes of all truth and light
Men who Live
And Die
And Fight
That all might live on freedom's soil
And then forget
The cost, the toil.



For my faithful Brother, Kenny,
From your Loving and Grateful Sister, Cheryl
Veterans Day - November 11, 2006


by Cheryl Jaccard Cowart
© November 11, 2006
All Rights Reserved
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