On this day of remembrance, for all of the young men who gave their lives to protect our freedom, this poem by Richard Picciuto seems appropriate. It appears in his first book of poetry, Reunion With a Truant Pen.
Wondering why they’re placed on teams
Think of country, families, lovers
As random thoughts fade under covers
They awaken now to face day’s light
And summon courage to face their fright
So hard to wage so many wars
The other teams…inflicted sores