This wesbite has multiple poem options. Please click here for a link to all the poetry: All Memorial And Funeral Poems
A few lines from "The Hero's Path":
*Note: This poem is not only for soldiers who die in the line of duty. This poem is for every soldier who has protected and cared for the lives of other people.
"You risked your life for others
Each and every day
Understanding and accepting the potential cost
That someday you might pay
For such is the path of a Hero
A terrain where only the brave would choose to go
For 'tis like a mountain pass, narrow and rugged
Far removed from the peaceful vally down below
Yet you walked that difficult path daily
Seeing harsh things, while doing such good
And we loved and respected your courage
More than you understood
And you were a blessing to countless people
Through your selfless and courageous deeds ..."
final verse of the poem:
..."Your efforts will impact generations
Through lives saved, and all the good you did
Truly...you were OUR HERO
And we all thank God that you lived!"