Diane M. Weller

ARMED FORCES DAY, 2004

These brave men and women keep Freedom alive,
Our forefathers fought too so that we might survive.
For Liberty’s sake, let us hear the bell ring;
Pride in our Military our voices do sing.

May all people worldwide experience it too.
The oppressively ruled nations, may they be the few.
Let the Freedoms of this world be shared with all nations.
We are ALL God’s most precious, beloved creations.

Armed Forces Day reminds us to pray;
To salute all our Military for helping Freedom stay,
That the red, white and blue continues to wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Our rockets red glare can be seen in the night
As our Armed Forces continue, always, the fight
For the Freedom we have, we enjoy and we love.
Can you see it? It’s there, in the night sky above.

This Armed Forces Day two thousand and four
Means more this year, than most any before.
Remember and realize this beloved, cherished gift;
Raise flags, show your patriotism, your voices uplift.

Let these brave men and women of yesterday and today
Hear loudly what we all Americans have to say,
Thank YOU for the Freedom with your blood did you pay
That this divine gift, in our Nation, it shall always stay.

THANK YOU
United States Army
United States Air Force
United States Navy
United States Coast Guard
United States Marine
FREEDOM ISN’T FREE
A HEAVY PRICE DID YOU PAY.

Author’s Note: For Armed Forces Day, May 15, 2004