Romance Poetry posted November 21, 2023

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my wife retired from the US Army

to my favorite VET

by jake cosmos aller

In Their Memory Contest Winner 
To my favorite vet
On Veterans Day
I salute you

the captain of my soul
the major of my life
my one and only wife

Who chose to serve
Your adopted homeland
So many years ago,

It seems like yesterday
When you put on the uniform,
And began decades of service

And I followed you
To the ends of the world
Just to be by your side.

As you answered
The call of service
To make the world
A better place
For having been there.

And now as time goes by
Our memories begin to fade
But they can’t take that away
From you.

For you served your country
And will forever be my hero
And our national treasure.

Writing Prompt
Write a poem, any type, about the members of the military present and past.

In Their Memory
Contest Winner

My wife served in the US Army, retiring as a major after twenty-two years of service to her adopted country. She was the first Korean-born female U.S. Army officer to serve in Korea and was a pioneer in so many ways.
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