On a day that we are free.
Let's all take a moment to Thank them,
For liberty, for you and me.
The ones that gave their life, The ones who gave their all.
Fathers sons and daughters, Mothers, brothers be.
No matter where they came from,
No matter what remains.
Take a moment to remember, And never forget their names.
It may be Dogface Grunt or Flyboy, Swabby or Jarhead, A Ranger, Seal or Sea Bee.
A name of Doc, Nurse or Padre' called out, from the pain.
The name of a buddy, Called out, But never came.
They've paid the ultimate sacrifice,
of FREEDOM, for you and me.
Steven W. Looney