My poetry is a declaration of war, not an exordium to defeat. It is not the defeated soldier’s drumbeat of despair, but the fighting warrior’s will to win. It is not the de- spirited voice of dejection but the stirring shout of victory.
I’ve never really had a TV career. I’ve been a soldier and a climber.
When you go home, tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow, we gave our today.
For those they love, they sacrifice.
Being a soldier requires more than courage. It is sacrificing yourself for something greater than yourself.
We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
I stand ready not for politics or for leaders, But for my brother next to me, my children at home and for a country I protect.
The sacrifice of the brave men and women of the military and their families allows us to be safe, and we are grateful.
Our military personnel sacrifice for us, and we need to stand up for them.