And now a word from the wives.
THE SILENT RANKS
I wear no uniform,
no dress blues or army greens.
But I am in the military
among the ranks rarely seen.
I have no rank upon my shoulder.
Salutes I do not give.
But the military is the
world in which I live.
I'm not the one who fires the weapon,
who puts my life on the line.
But my job is just as tough.
I'm the one that's left behind.
My husband is a patriot,
a brave and prideful man,
And the call to serve his country,
not everyone can understand.
Behind the lines I see the things
needed to keep this country free.
My husband makes the sacrifice,
but so do our children and me.
I love the man I married,
Soldiering is his life.
But I stand among the silent ranks
known as the military wife.
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