Spouses and Children Left Behind


Remember the spouse, the parent, or child
left behind when the soldier leaves.

They are left alone to maintain a life
sometimes filled with pain and griefs.

Parades are planned and banquets served
for the soldiers when they come home.

Behind them stands a faithful spouse
or children still left alone.

The soldier makes a sacrifice
as they go where they were assigned.

But the greatest sacrifice of all may
be by those that were left behind.

11/11/10 Veterans Day


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