In memoriam

You gave your lives for us
Protecting the liberties we enjoy

You gave your lives for us
Doing as you were commanded – selflessly

You gave your lives for us
Keeping the shores and borders free

You gave your lives for us
Fighting for causes that we were led to believe

Were holy
Were commanded onto us

But they were commanded by selfish men
Yet you gave your lives through selflessness

You gave your lives for us
From the bushes of Bunker Hill to the streets of Fallujah

You gave your lives for us
In the Ardennes forest and the Vietnamese jungle

Mercy upon you all
May your lives have been for a blessing
For you gave your lives for us.

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