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A MEMORIAL

Sometimes war is a death sentence

For soldiers defending our country

With the honor and glory given them

By our country should they fall

These men and women

Regard not heavily

This likelihood

Many put their faith in God

To protect them

Soldiers groomed by training

Impressed by duty

Go to war to protect

Our way of life

Freedom

We bow our heads

Before God today

To honor our fallen

Soldiers who peered into the future

Saw our country preserved

The rights of our citizens intact

We say a solemn “Thank you”

To these American heroes

May they rest in the Lord

 

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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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