A Nation’s Strength
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not gold, but only man can make
A people great and strong;
Men who, for truth and honor’s sake,
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly –
They build a nation’s pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.
When I read this poem, I think of all the men and women I know who are and have served in our military to keep us safe. I am grateful to them. They dare while others run away. They work so I can sleep. They truly build our nation’s pillars deep. Thank you for all you do.