Sample Army Retirement Poem

Award Wording Details

RECIPIENT NAME

Retiring after 25 Years of Service
From the United States Army

It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us a right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier, like RECIPIENT NAME,
Who salutes the flag,
Who serves under the flag,
And who gave self-sacrificing
Loyalty to his country.

HAPPY RETIREMENT!