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Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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Your poem is a great tribute to all veterans. It has good rhyme and flow and a great message. The artwork is super. Good use of alliteration in several places, too. I see no changes.

Good job. Best wishes in the contest.

 Comment Written 09-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 09-Nov-2015
    Thank you, janny. I appreciate your detailed review.
Comment from joeruptak
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Very well written poem honoring those who served.
It's too bad that the powers that be cannot find it in in their power to do proper homage to the ones now serving.
The veterans of my era at least were honored and given some benefits and respect. In my opinion the powers that be look upon those serving as cannon fodder to enhance their political gain. Sorry I got carried away
as usual a very good read thank you Marilyn

 Comment Written 09-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 09-Nov-2015
    Thank you for your fine review. I am 100% in agreement.
Comment from Brett Matthew West
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All gave some. Some gave all. Well written poem in tribute to American veterans, who should never be forgotten, but should be constantly appreciated for the many sacrifices they make so every American can live free. Uses terms such as "dreadful, painful loss," and "the trials they bore," to better illustrate this theme. Should be a good contest entry.

 Comment Written 09-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 09-Nov-2015
    Thank you, Brett, for your fine review. I rarely win these things, but couldn't let the opportunity pass to express my gratitude to those who have done service.
Comment from Ben Colder
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We were young and the world is full of changes. We did our job as expected. Many times not appreciated. Today, it seems as many care more than they use too.
Good tribute.

 Comment Written 08-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 09-Nov-2015
    Thank you, Ben. With two Marines in the family who did service, a Navy man, and an Army man, I didn't want the day to pass without offering my thanks to all who have served. God bless them. Thank you for your very nice review.
Comment from Curly Girly
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It is good to remember those who have fallen for freedom.
These lines popped out for me:
We honor all our gallant brothers,
who have sacrificed for freedom's cost.
There is always a price to pay no matter what the 'thinkers' say.

 Comment Written 08-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 09-Nov-2015
    You are so correct, Curly Girly. Our brave men and women should be applauded every day by all of us for their service. Thank you for your fine review.
Comment from GWHARGIS
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I loved it. Both tributary and heartfelt. Good rhythm and flow. Not overly sentimental. I enjoyed reading it. Good luck in the contest. Gretchen

 Comment Written 08-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 09-Nov-2015
    Hi Gretchen. Thank you for your fine review and wonderful rating of this poem. I rarely enter contests these days and rarely win them, but I couldn't let the day go by without a tribute to our service men and women.
Comment from bhogg
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I wish that I had your poem this morning when I went to church. I would have asked the privilege of reading it. I'm a veteran myself, so enjoyed your post. Bill

 Comment Written 08-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 09-Nov-2015
    Hi B. Thank you so much for your wonderful review which has made my day and it's only 7:30 a.m. here. All of us everyday should be grateful for veterans. Thank you for your service.
Comment from Jean Lutz
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Thank you for the tribute. May we never forget their sacrifice and may we never fail to honor them. Thank you for the inclusion of women in the Authors Note. Best to you with the entry.

 Comment Written 08-Nov-2015


reply by the author on 08-Nov-2015
    You are welcome, Jean. Yes, all veterans including women, many times unsung heroes. And thank you for your very nice review.