This man was a mere mortal of flesh and blood. He had the inner light of a warrior and he carried this with honor and pride.
I knew he was a man, with weaknesses that men have. But I saw what was inside. He was a Nobleman of Old. He saw the demons , the evil and the beasts that few of us see. He would give his life to slay them. He would give his life for me.
He thought his life was better served on the battlefield.
He relied on his instincts and his brethren in the heat of battle.
As he turned his shining eyes away, I knew he couldn’t stay. He had paused on his quest just long enough to give me a glimpse of himself. There were battles to be fought and dragons to slay.
Remember, that the safety and freedoms that we experience is because of mere men. Veterans.
Happy Veteran’s Day.
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