Sunday, May 30, 2010

~What Heroes Gave~

Each donned their uniform to be
Defenders of our liberty

Their mission sure, their spirits bright
Guard freedom’s home, be brave to fight
One final day each faced their call

Each gave their best enduring all

We’ll never know what they went through
But know they loved this country true
Deep down inside we should all feel

What heroes gave, their cost so real

We must stay thankful, grateful of
The gift of freedom through their love
Their loved ones bore the gravest pain
What we can’t know, some now sustain

To God I pray their pain will cease
And each will find long-lasting peace
Remember this from year to year
What heroes gave – shan’t disappear

We’ll never let their special day
Their time for honor slip away

These brave fought for a nation free.
If not for them, where would we be?
©2004Roger J. Robicheau
~Pictures taken at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga on May 30, 2010~

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