“Just A Common Soldier”, also known as “A Soldier Died Today”, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet.
Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites.
On July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. This year marks the poem’s 25th anniversary.”
Remembering the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Just A Common Soldier is Concerned Veterans for America’s latest tribute video, which was released last May in time for Memorial Day. Narrated by veteran Hollywood actor Tony Lo Bianco.
Today… We Remember!
The goal is to get 21 million “likes”—that’s one for every one of the estimated 21 million living veterans—between Memorial Day on May 25 and Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11.
— Joe the Plumber (@RealJTP) November 10, 2015
JUST A COMMON SOLDIER
He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
If we cannot do him honor while he’s here to hear the praise,
We will never forget! These, along with so many other men and women have sacrificed their lives in service of their country.
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” ~ John 15:13 (NKJV)