Just A Common Soldier

As we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday let us not forget those who have made our country free!!

Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. This year marks the poem’s 25th anniversary.





One thought on “Just A Common Soldier

  1. Fred,

    Thanks for posting this. Viewing this would be a good way for members of the US Congress to start each session.

    Bill French


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