Dear solider,

The ones on the front line,
Who risks so much,
Just so the others can eat and sleep safely

Dear solider,

The ones whose main objective is to clear a path,
For the others to tread,

Dear solider,

The ones whose escape seems far away,
To the ones who can't take another day,

Dear solider,

The ones that despite having others around you,
Still feel isolated and trapped,

Dear solider,

The ones who have had to make the ultimate sacrifice,
Either that having to lose a limb or losing your sight,

Dear solider,

The ones who have had to use their friends as sand bags,
And to the ones who have looked into the eyes of the dying

Thank you,
Thank you for all that you do,
For keeping the country great,
For risking your lives day and night

Also to the ones who have lost loved ones in the war,
I am sorry,
It must be hard for you,
I don't mean this in vain but I mean this by heart,
My thoughts are with you,

And to those still standing strong,
And to those waiting for that phone call,
To say their loved ones are coming home,
To those who are waiting for this nightmare to end

I solute you…