What can we possibly say to all of those
who’ve faced incredible odds… life’s foes?
Knowing the danger was worth the price
of their very personal sacrifice.
How do we thank those who fell?
Who went into the bowels of utter hell
Clinging to the ideal that all needed to be free
this legacy they left for you and for me.
Twelve hundred WWII Vets, they say
will slip ‘beyond’ on any given day.
Does this speak to the enormity of it all
those who stood for us, causing a two front fall?
What of Vietnam, rice paddy clad place
who had no peace, no saving grace?
Of those lucky enough to come home –
to be mocked and then blown off like foam.
Through all of their sacrifice, each generation –
we’ve remained a free and strong nation.
We thank God for giving us life…
we thank you for life lived without strife.
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