A quilt made of patches of young men who grew up too fast
And many who died far, far too early,
Sewn with stitches and sutures and bloody gauze."
I have never contributed to this blanket.
Not a patch. Not a wound. Not a stitch.
Every night I pull up this security blanket and tuck in my three kids,
because men and women leave their families for years at a time.
If I said thank you everyday for the rest of my days,
It would never be enough.
But, To all Veterans and their families.....
David B. Peel