Heroes

big ones and small ones
short ones and tall ones
heroes come in all
shapes and sizes
we call them heroes
for many different reasons
i remember
sitting by the side of the road
watching a parade go by
honoring those
who served our country
so proud and brave
remembering the heroes
who did not return
respect was always paid
as the crowd
went silent
flags waving
then people cheering
bands and cheerleaders all in step
little did we know
way back then
that some would grow up to be
heroes
in so many different ways
some would go off to wars
in foreign countries
some would serve here
at home
never knowing
from one day to the next
when they would be called upon
to perform
a heroic duty
we see heroes every day of our lives
not everyone gets a parade
but that does not make them
any less appreciated

Welcome Home
Good and Faithful Heroes
and
Thank You

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