Happy Veteran's Day…
…to all my brothers and sisters in arms who made it back.
I have no need to explain myself
In the company of soldiers
In the company of soldiers,
I don't have to pretend to be the person I'm not
Or strike that pose, however well-intended, that is expected
by those who have not known me under arms.
In the company of soldiers all my crimes are forgiven
I am safe
I am known
I am home
In the company of soldiers.
Stephanos, 327 B.C.E.
Hat tip to The Minstrel Boy, who knows.