A TRIBUTE TO ALL VETERANS


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The Politicians Did Not Give Us Freedom

THE BLOOD OF THE BRAVE DID

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The Politicians Did Not Preserve Our Freedom

THE BLOOD OF THE HEROES DID

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The Politicians Did Not Sacrifice And Suffer On The Battlefield

IT WAS OUR VETERANS THAT DID

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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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The Officer of the honor guard went down on one knee and handed Marissa’s mom the folded flag to keep for Charlie.

“Noooo, don’t put Mommy in that hole. Pleeaase, don’t put Mommy in that hole. Nana, PoPop stop them. Don’t let them put Mommy in that hole! Pleeaase…!”

The screaming little boy scrambled over to Sean and threw his arms around him. “Please… Sean…please stop them…don’t let them put Mommy in that hole…please.”

Shaking with pain, and weeping along with the little boy, Sean held him tightly in his arms.

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