Hereís to the men of the red, white and blue;
Whose patriotís hearts burned high ...
To the women who served us on land and on sea,
Some even in the sky.
Iíd like to say,
"Thank you, that weíll never know
The outcome if you had not gone,"
And to tell you,
"Iíll never forget your deed,
As long as my life lingers on."
For, I was a child, when the great war came,
And you just a dozen years more.
Some of you fought on a distant beach.
Some died on a foreign shore.
Iíd hate to forget those heroes of old,
From the 'War to end all wars'.
Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm
Proved that men fight evermore.
God, help us all when brave men say,
"Not today. Letís just wait and see."
For, tyrants come in so many ways
And Iíve heard of complacency.
When integrity falls in the dust by the way,
When conviction fails to command,
When thereís no one to bugle or carry the flag,
What will become of our land?
So, hereís to the heroes and heroines true!
Hereís to the brave and the free!
With my hand on my chest as the flag passes by,
I remember what you did for me!!!
©Joan Clifton Costner *2002
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