All Gave Something – Some gave all


Veterans flag

The Price of Freedom!

 

Freedom, I gave you my husband,

You gave me a neatly folded flag.

Oh, what a trade!

 

Freedom, I gave you a courageous heart,

You gave me a few well-chosen words.

Oh, what a trade!

 

Freedom, I gave you the love of my life,

You gave me a medal on a blue ribbon with thirteen white stars.

Oh, what a trade!

 

They played taps and lowered his body into a cold grave,

Oh, what a price to pay for freedom.

 

They called him a fallen hero,

They called me the fallen hero’s widow.

They called his child the fallen hero’s son,

Oh, what a price to pay for freedom!

Al Lohn

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