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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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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
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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
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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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