Because of You, Unknown Soldier
By Courtney Tanabe

Because of you, I am here
Because of you, I am able to live freely

Yet I do not know you
And I have not done anything for you

But there you stand, ready to fight
And there you are prepared to die
For me

You've fought before
And you'll fight again
For someone you don't know

So thank you Unknown Soldier
Fighting for me

I'm here because of you
And I owe my future to you


Freedom is not Free
by Ashley Persyn

There is a price we pay for freedom
For it is not truly free
But rather paid for by the contributions of veterans
To buy our liberty

As their blood drains from their body and runs like a river through the grass
Over the years it's forgotten, war is placed in our past
I don't think we all realize the importance veterans play
as they voluntarily serve America each and every day

We should honor the veterans for they act like a shield
Protecting us from danger, keeping America healed.
So if you would take a second to commemorate
You will instantly see
We owe veterans our gratitude
For they are the reason we are free

Veterans honored in special ceremony at Buffalo's Naval and Military Park

CSEA Western Region Veterans Committee hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Buffalo Naval and Military Park.

Veterans played traditional trumpet and bagpipe pieces, while guns were fired and flowers were tossed into the water to remember all those veterans who have passed on.

Refreshments where served and a social hour held at 11 a.m. The ceremony began at noon and was fallowed by lunch.



Linked below are sites for each of the memorials located in Washington D.C. Located on these pages are solider registries so you can add your loved ones name to the list of heroes who fought for this country. There is also general information on each of the memorials.