and he gallantly faced every challenge ahead,
through reluctant farewells, ‘midst a flurry of tears,
threatened to hinder his purposeful tread.
But he picked up his pace as he firmed his resolve;
He stood straight and tall, and he tarried no more,
as America’s Finest left all he held dear --
To fight for peace and freedom, he marched off to war.
For every man and woman who willingly served,
who deliberately laid your own lives on the line,
I owe a debt of gratitude I can never repay,
For America, her flag and her freedoms are mine!
you gave up your own pursuits to heed duty’s call;
you represented each one of us who could not stand.
May God bless you, who make up our Armed Forces;
you keep liberty alive and well in this, our cherished land!
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