our lovers and brothers.
They are nameless faces
marching in camouflage,
defending our freedom.
They come from the north and south,
east and west;
all walks of life coming together for one single goal
They leave their wives and families,
jobs and friends
and ship out
to unknown destinations
devoid of take-out pizza and late-night TV.
They carry out missions of honor,
of death and destruction,
to come home safe
to the homeland they are defending.
They are our military,
And to them we owe our lives.