Live on

A flag raised high fluttering in the wind calls

And begs that some defend its colors

Far from the theaters and shopping malls

Men and women support each other


And the heat of desert sand or jungle rain

Stinging the souls of those who answered

So many would run, but our heroes remain

Enemies jeering, our soldiers undeterred


Explosions and bullets a tornado of death

Seeking to extinguish the fire in our lives

That monster of war stole some of their breath

Some of our heroes sacrificed and died


Yet they live in our hearts and in our minds

We cannot forget that they lived for us

Never let go of the love that binds

Though all flesh melts, bones turn to dust

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