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REMEMBER

They sacrificed their lives
In defense of all Americans
For a higher principle
One greater
Than a long life
For duty to country

Maintaining freedom
Protecting national security
Hurling the chaos of terror
From our minds
Honor these heroes
Remember their sacrifice
Their lives

Honor soldiers who lost limbs
Lost their livelihoods
Fell to Post traumatic stress disorder
Remember these
With compassionate acts
The gift of friendship
Offered in love

Remember the families
Past and present
Acknowledge their loss
With respect, love,
Emotional support

Honor all these American heroes
Who lost because of war
For they are our nation’s best

SONG FOR FALLEN SOLDIERS

Why did they have to die?
Each hero stepped up and said,
I will go.
I will protect you.

They were more willing
than brave.
What faced them
they met
with honor,
With the determination
to save others’ lives,
Not counting their own.

An intense struggle
became their lot.
Not turning back
became their practice
The reality they chose.

Kingdoms, nations, peoples
they carried on their backs
Whose destiny they handed to God,
With faith in the outcome.

When they fell
They counted not their loss,
But rejoiced in the safety
for those they loved.

Their sacrifice,
Preordained by God
is lifted before us.
They stand forever immortalized
as heroes.
Those who’ve kept us free.
Those whose first thought was,
I will go.

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