39 Best Christian Veterans Day Poems for Church

Celebrating Veterans Day as a church is an exciting thing. We get to honor all the veterans who served the United States of America on Remembrance Day. The problem, however, lies in how to effectively celebrate the veterans on Armistice Day. One great way that we have found to celebrate veterans on November 11th is to put Memorial Day poems into your service. Poems can be difficult to create, so we have compiled a list of the best Veterans Day poems for church. 

Having patriotic poems in your Sunday service is a powerful way to celebrate everyone who served in the Armed Forces. The Air Force officers, Coast Guard, army, marines, and navy will all appreciate the special thanks through a poem. The poem doesn’t just honor the veterans who are still living, but also the ones who died in battle. Even if someone died in the Revolutionary War or the Civil War, a poem is a great way to remember them and the realities of life. They sacrifice themselves for a good cause. 

If this is your first time using sweet poems during your service, you might be nervous about how it will go over. Veterans Day Nation endowment is a great time to try poems for the first time because it is a 

Regardless of your church’s lesson plans, a Christian poem should not take too much of your service time, and it will show the Veterans’ support and appreciation. 

Why Honoring Veterans at Church is important 

The Bible teaches us the importance of honor and gratitude. Showing deep respect for the people who have served this great nation is important to follow God’s instructions.

Simply saying thanks from the pulpit might be too shallow of a celebration of Veterans Day. Poems are a way to unlock the deepest words of gratitude and show intentionality for your appreciation service. Poems are truly one of the powerful tools of appreciation that will be respected during your Sunday morning service. 

It is important to honor the veterans because of what Almighty God said, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Veterans put themselves at risk of losing their lives. Many veterans have lost their lives, so we should show them our highest appreciation through recognition during our Sunday morning service.

With all of that being said, here are some examples of Veterans Day poems. 

1. To Honor Our Troops 

What a Special Honor 

It is to Honor Our Troops

Those Who’ve Gone Before Us

And offered their lives for our rights.

What a noble honor

It is to Honor our troops 

Who fought for our lives,

And stood for justice in our place.

2. A Letter To A Troop

Thank you, officer, 

for the service you paid.

When no one else would,

You fought for this nation 

Thank you, officer, 

For the time spent away from family

And the risk that you took 

To keep us safe.

Thank you, officer.

3. A Call To A Family 

To the officer who served,

Thank you for the time you spent

Serving this nation,

And offering your security for ours.

To the spouse who supported,

Thank you for allowing your spouse to serve

To protect the nation

To create a safer place for our families

To the children who waited for their parent’s return,

Thank you for enduring the absence of a parent

The parent who missed games protecting this country

Your sacrifice is forever thanked.

4. The Celebration of Freedom 

We are in awe of our freedoms.

We can do and say what we want.

A privilege that is not universal. 

Our freedoms are rare and beautiful.

Our freedoms come at a cost,

At the expense of lives and servitude,

Our freedom was purchased,

With the sacrifice of many. 

5. Home of The Brave 

The nation remains free, 

As long as it remains the home of the Brave

The brave, who suited up,

Flew to distant lands

Stepped onto the field of battle,

And fought for our freedom.

As long as it remains the home of the brave, 

The nation remains free. 

6. Faith in Freedom 

It is for Faith in Freedom that you volunteer your service

Your belief in the liberty of people 

It is for trust in right that you offer your life

As a sacrifice for the protection of us. 

Your faith in freedom is graciously appreciated

As you’ve made a sacrifice no one else would

We honor you today

For you, faith in freedom and belief in sacrifice. 

7. The Land of Freedom 

Because of you,

This is a land of Freedom 

Because of you,

This is a place of safety

Without you, 

There would be no freedom

Without you,

There would be no safety 

Thank you for your sacrifice,

To offer your freedom for ours,

Thank you for your service,

To offer your security for ours. 

8. Known Around the World 

Your service is recognized around the globe,

When people see the American flag,

They remember the sacrifice that was made

It was with your life that freedom was paid.

Your service is known by people everywhere,

When you enlisted and made the life one that you share,

Thank you for your service,

You will be known around the world. 

9. A Guiding Light 

Your example is a guiding light,

Through the dark times,

Through the late nights,

Your service is a guiding light.

The example that you set,

Will never be put to rest, 

As you light the path to freedom,

Thank you for your service. 

10. No Unwounded Soldiers 

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers,

The wounds of time lost

The wounds of post-traumatic stress

The wounds of physical injury

The wounds of lost loved ones

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.

So we thank you for your service. 

11. To Celebrate the Heros 

Today we celebrate the heroes,

The heroes that took the battlefield

The heroes who served when no one else would.

Today we celebrate the heroes, 

The heroes who stepped up in a time of need 

The heroes who gave their lives

Today we celebrate the heroes. 

12. Love of Home

It is a sign of love that you fought for this nation,

It is a sign of passion for the things that are right,

It is an homage to my passion for home

It is an homage to care for the people

It is a symbol of appreciation of freedom 

Your fight is a sign of love.

13. Courage and Valor

Your courage is recognized

That you surrender your life 

That you would step up

That you would step into the field of battle to protect what matters most

Your valor is saluted

That you would wear the uniform

That you would submit yourself to war

That you would fight for this great country.

Your courage and valor will forever be remembered.  

14. Forever Remembered

They are the race –

they are the race immortal,

Whose beams make broad

the common light of day!

Though Time may dim,

though Death has barred their portal,

These we salute,

which nameless passed away.

15. Remember Again

On Veterans Day we remember again

Our men and women who served;

We honor them now for what they did then:

The liberties they preserved.

Let’s never forget their sacrifice,

The hard, heavy work they have done;

They did what was asked, crucial needs they fulfilled,

With a telephone, pencil, or gun.

We’re happy and proud to honor them;

They gave so much more than they got.

Our heroes, our veterans kept freedom safe;

All of us owe them a lot.

16. A Nation’s Strength by Walt Whitman’

Not gold, but only man can make

A people great and strong;

Men who, for truth and honor’s sake,

Stand fast and suffer long. Brave men who work while others sleep,

Who dare while others fly —

They build a nation’s pillars deep

And lift them to the sky.

17. The Sacrifice We Commemorate

To the servicemen

Who paid with their life

To ensure our freedom again

And to live without strife

Your sacrifice I commemorate

In my humble way

And your memory I celebrate

On this Veteran’s Day. Let us give up this time,

to give glory and praise.

To the world all around us,

to the changing of days.

We were born to be one,

to unite and hold hands.

But the war it continues,

still dividing the lands.

Such a sad time of year,

for the lonely and old,

Nothing worth giving in to.

nothing left to withhold.

18. The Cost of Comfort

While we were home on our comfortable sofas,

Munching and watching TV,

Our veterans were fighting our battles,

In situations, we’d certainly flee.

Whatever would keep us all safe

Is what they were called to do,

Rough duties of every kind

Protecting us: me and you.


V-aliant efforts against

I-ncredible odds, a

C-onclusive end, with

T-riumphant rewards.

O-utstanding Soldiers awaits,

R-ecognition well deserved,

Y-early celebrations, for All who served!

20. Blessed Souls

Oh you blessed souls


For us have fallen,

We wish

The loftiest of appreciations for your sacrifice to show


Thanking you for the opportunity given to us


Enjoy the greatest gift of all


You have missed:


21. Thank You to Our Soldiers

Thank you to our soldiers:

For standing in the line of fire

You are the best example of what this country can acquire

I know that being away from your family isn’t easy

Thinking about your sacrifice always makes me feel queasy

The battle that you are currently fighting in

Makes living day to day feel like such a win

Without you, our eagle would not soar

So thank you very much for fighting this war

Today we raise flags

Today we cheer

At the parade.

We remember you offered your life

To our land.

Today we consider.

Today we are free.

Your sacrifice rings

Proud and clear.

Tomorrow will come

But we understand –

You gave more

Than one day.

22. Defenders of the Flag

Our thanks to you for all you do

Defending our flag the red, white and blue

As Americans, we know what freedom means

The joy, the peace and the right to dream

Our thoughts and prayers are with you today

As you fight for freedom so far away

May God keep you safe in all that you do

And bring you back home to those who love you.

23. These Things I know

These things I know:

The sound of your honor.

The power of your courage.

The blood of your wound.

The depth of your strength.

The terror that binds you.

The dread that remains.

Your dignity and your valor.

For these things we pray:

The sound of your laughter.

The power of your voice.

The joy that frees you.

The hope that remains.

Your wholeness and your love.

24. You

You serve



for freedom’s need

“Kids thank a Veteran”

make butterfly cut-outs

to hang on the tree

with names

of fallen soldiers

whose ultimate sacrifice

fully faces the faraway sun

25. Little Red Poppy

I have a little poppy,

As red as red can be,

To show that I remember

Those who fought to make

Me free.

26.  Bravery and Stregnth

With bravery and strength, they serve,

With dignity and pride, they stand,

With courage and hope they fight.

The life they live is dangerous, treacherous, rough, and had gone,

But when the fog clears

They are the ones who will stand.

27. Thank you

Veterans, we thank you

For all that you did

Thank you for making sure we do not lose our freedom

Thanks for making sure they do not forbid our rights

Thank you for making sure that in our lives we can all pursue multiple avenues

Thank you!

28. Proud to be an American

I’m proud to be American

Where at least I know I’m free!

And I won’t forget the men who

Died to give that right to me!

29. I Don’t Know

I don’t know war

Or the pain of it.

All you’ve endured

My gratitude feels insufficient

So I weave it in words

And pray they are

A gift fit for a soldier.

Thank you.

30. The Call of Duty

A call to duty is sent out

And the strong and brave reply.

They do it for the love of country,

So there’s never a need to ask why.

31.  The Country’s Call

When you see someone in a uniform,

Someone who serves us all,

Doing military duty,

Answering their country’s call,

Take a moment to thank them

For protecting what you hold dear;

Tell them you are proud of them;

Make it very clear.

Just tap them on the shoulder,

Give a smile, and say,

“Thanks for what you’re doing

To keep us safe in the USA!”

32. Deserved Admiration

On Veterans’ Day we honor

Soldiers who protect our nation.

For their service as our warriors,

They deserve admiration.

We owe so much to them,

Who kept us safe from terror?

So when we see a uniform,

Let’s say “thank you” to every wearer.

33. Say Thank You

When you see a soldier

Be sure to shake his or her hand,

And let that soldier know you’re grateful

For the protection, the military affords our land.

But most of all express your thanks

For every soldier’s personal sacrifice.

In order to serve our country,

They risked their entire lives.

34. Overseas

While we were here at home,

They traveled land and sea,

To make sure we stayed safe,

To protect and keep us free.

Words are not enough;

To give them what they’re due.

On Veteran’s Day please thank them

For their service, to me and you.

35. Why?

Why did you leave home and friends,

comfort and safety,

to experience pain and hardship,

so I could be protected?

I don’t know, but thank you.

Why did you put yourself in danger,

injury and death are always a possibility,

so I could be free?

I don’t know, but thank you.

Thank you, veteran.

Thank you!

36. A Prayer for Freedom

As Christians in America,

We put God number one.

He so loved the world

That He sent His only Son. Christians love America,

And for our nation, we pray

That God will give us mercy.

Some pray this every day. Many veterans live among us.

Part of their lives they gave,

Serving these United States.

Freedom, they wanted to save.

37. To Honor them

On Veteran’s Day, we honor them,

that honored us with service.

those who paid the price in service,

The liberty we owe to them.

38. All They Love

They leave behind all that they love,

Their families, their homes and their lives,

Because to preserve these precious things

Is the goal for which each soldier strives.

So God bless our troops,

The courageous women and men,

Who fights to make sure

The bells of freedom peal again.

39. We Honor You

We honor you, who fought for us,

for the country’s sake of freedom’s plight.

You kept the greatest country great,

by the sacrifice of you who served.

Honor to military, soldiers served.

There seems no risk in peace to serve.

When war breaks the silent peace,

no peace when security cease.

A veteran’s not a rookie.

A vet has paid his dues.

A veteran knows the hell of war

just nuanced in the news. A veteran loves his country.

With pride, he greets its flag.

He stands up straight (still soldier-like)

although his shoulders sag. A veteran knows life’s precious.

Old memories make him cry.

He wonders why God let him live

when he watched others die.

Closing Thoughts

Having Veterans Day poems for church is an important part of celebrating everyone who has served. It changes service and brings something fresh to the table. We recommend that if you do a poem, pair it with Memorial Day prayers. 

Having religious prayers at the end of the poem will center the focus back on God and give you an easy transition into your sermon for the day. Overall, Veterans Day poems for churches are an excellent way to celebrate the veterans in your congregation and nationwide. Hopefully one of these poems works well for your congregation, or they inspire you to create your own original poem.