Congratulations to the veteran of the Great Patriotic War from a schoolboy

Thank you! Thank you I say
To all veterans for living.
For seeing forests and fields,
For the fact that our land is free.

Thank you for the quiet and peaceful dawn,
It’s more expensive, and really, because it’s not.
Have you learned the price of your victory,
When they lost friends during the shelling.

When you read the letter in silence,
Only imagining your native face in your thoughts.
Thank you for your strength in that fierce war.
And thanks twice for humanity.

Now, bowing before your tear,
I will thank you with an open soul
For breathing freely in the world,
Under the yoke of fascists that I don’t live.