4th Annual Day of the Deployed

Today is SoldierAngels.org’s 4th annual Day of the Deployed.

Official Logo for Day of the Deployed (SoldierAngels.org)

Official Logo for Day of the Deployed (SoldierAngels.org)

It’s a day to think about the soldiers and everything they do in support of this country.

The purpose of Day of Deployed is explained on the website:

Americans are encouraged to reaffirm their patriotism and allegiance to our flag and country, and to honor our brave men and women in uniform who are selflessly putting their lives on the line to protect and preserve our way of life. How? Think big, think small, but just…think.

Here are some ideas of how to celebrate Day of the Deployed:

  • Send notes and cards to hospitalized veterans or those living in veterans homes

  • Create a large poster signed by all students – send to nearest VA medical center

  • Schedule field trips to military points of interest, memorials & museums

  • Feature stories by veterans in school publications.

This poem was posted on SoldiersAngels.org to be read at events for Day of the Deployed:

I Am the One

I am the one,
who was there in the fight that won
the United States of America the right to be
the land of the free and voice of liberty.

I am the one,
who does what must be done
to save and protect
what we all hold dear and respect.

I am the one,
who doesn’t run
when faced with an enemy’s gun,
always there, standing tall
in response to my cherished nation’s call.

I am the one,
whose life was undone,
while doing my very best
for you and all the rest
during a noble quest.

I am the one,
who is a daughter, son,
or another loved one,
proudly serving the USA
every single day
in the Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Army or National Guard
with it never being about me…
but out of love for my great country!

By David G. Bancroft Copyright © 2005 All Rights Reserved

What are you doing to honor the military today?

Send notes and cards to hospitalized veterans or those living in veterans homes.
 Create a large poster signed by all students – send to nearest VA medical center.
 Schedule field trips to military points of interest, memorials & museums.
 Feature stories by veterans in school publications.
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