Faye Sizemore

ON MEMORIAL DAY

There is no way to repay
The price of freedom we enjoy today

And the safety of our domain
That was bought with another’s pain

Freedom is truly not free
And I know it could not be

Not when bought with the blood of others
Proved by the graves thousands of soldiers

Lying asleep in fields of crosses
Families and friends precious losses

For the way of life that we live today
There is no way we can repay

For what they have done
No way to thank each one

So soldiers, sleep the honored sleep
We shall raise the flag and weep

Perhaps a tear falling with the dew
Will become a humble thank you