Just a Common Soldier: A Moving Tribute for Memorial Day

Just a Common Soldier: A Moving Tribute for Memorial Day.

Today we post something special for Memorial Day – a powerful tribute to those who have served our country defending her existence and freedoms. As you enjoy this national holiday, I hope you also take time to remember the purpose of this day.

Here is a brief introduction to the video:

For many years, Stephen Clouse has made videos designed to inspire donations to worthy causes. Recently, he made a different kind of video. It’s not designed to solicit donations but to honor those who have given so much for our country.

In this video, …Tony Lo Bianco reads a poem called “Just a Common Soldier.” It’s a moving tribute to the soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who have served our country. As Tony reads the poem, viewers are treated to emotional images of our honored vets. As they were on the battlefield; and as they are now.

And here is a little more about the poem itself:

“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 and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. This year marks the poem’s 25th anniversary.

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