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In Honor of our Soldiers ~ I Thank You
I’m not one for conflict and I do not like to fight,
But sometimes there are moments when defending’s only right.
You do not ask to go away, but you’re ready, nonetheless.
When your courage is called upon, in fatigues, do you dress.
It’s not a fight you’re looking for, just protection for your love
Family, friends and strangers, the sweet ground and all above.
We worry about your safety while you’re gone, ensuring ours
The only connection we have with you is sharing the same stars.
You were our hero when you drove away,
To protect our freedom for another day.
There’s both fear and pride in our hearts
Each time our soldiers’ plane departs.
Every time the telephone rings
Oh the terror with it brings.
Sometimes, no news is best of all
I cannot bear a soldier’s fall.
But even when you don’t come home
You really haven’t fallen
The simple truth; you’re still needed
But this time, it's God who's callin’
I cannot thank you half enough, for what you do for me
You run into hostile lands and away from your family.
You are the reason I can walk through parks
The reason I hear children laugh and even doggy's bark.
You are the reason I can sit at my table
A family dinner in a home that is stable.
You are to thank for all I can do
For all your dedication, I’m grateful to you.
I’m grateful for your families who let you go and fight
Who missed you on the sunny days and cried for you at night.
You will not be coming home, I will try hard not to fret
For you, my soldier heroes, I NEVER will forget.
Memorial Day is a celebration; remembering all the brave and courageous soldiers that have died protecting us, but let us give thanks and honor their memory every day as they do not only fight for us one day a year!