FOR ALL THAT YOU DO
In 1776, George Washington and two
Commissioned a flag of red, white, and blue.
Red for courage and the blood shed for liberty,
Blue for justice and freedom from tyranny.
White for the innocence that is taken by war
Sacrifices made for peace and freedom, evermore.
The American flag - symbol of a united effort by all
To preserve our treasured freedoms, lest we fall...
Fall to tyranny and loss of tear and blood stained freedoms,
A tyranny that dishonors soldiers, airmen, and seamen.
Freedom will always come at a very great cost;
Lives will be marred and lives will be lost.
But what greater gift can a man or woman give,
Then to lay down their life, so that others may live.
Sacrifices that our military and their families make day to day,
Are sacrifices that go beyond what this nation could ever repay.
So, I hope these words express heartfelt gratitude,
For all that you have given, for all that you do.
As you guard our liberties, defend, and preserve,
May God watch over and protect as you serve.
Memorial Day 2016