'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

03 July 2011

Independence Day

Those who served

Today's the day we should remember

The ones who served since we were free

From Independence to this day

They fought to give us liberty

They were our brothers, sisters too

In war's great fires they were cast

To live or die they had no choice

Through all the wars we've in our past

How many now remember them

and what they did for our great land

or are their deeds all washed away

as all words written in the sand

They all live with their memories

Some so dark that they can't tell

Things they saw and things they did

While living in their private hell

Yes wars will come and wars will go

and there will be those who volunteer

And they're the ones who keep us free

In this great land we hold so dear

Independence day is a special day

A day we hold close to our heart

But remember those who gave their all

and never keep them far apart

Bob Prinselaar

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