MEMORIAL DAY

Thank you to all of our soldiers, past, present, and future, for the sacrifices you have made so that I might sleep in peace and safety each night. May we never forget and never take for granted the courage and selflessness of our soldiers.

This is a set of song lyrics that I created for my singer/songwriter sister a few years ago. Thought it would be appropriate to share today.

 

 

Don’t Rob Us of Our Heroes 7/2/08

Just take a look around you, do you think this all came cheap?
It cost a lot in good men’s blood for us become free.
Some say we shouldn’t have been there, out across the sea
Helping men and women like us, how selfish should we be?

Chorus

Don’t rob us of our heroes
Don’t tarnish their names
They may not have flown like Superman
But they are heroes just the same.

They gave up all the comforts that you and I afford
To sacrifice, lay down their lives, heroes to the core.
Don’t tell me they didn’t believe in what they’re fighting for
Here back home it’s our job to lift them to the Lord.

Chorus

Freedom’s flag now waves aloft in far and distant lands
Placed there by some who gave their all with strong and steady hands
Respect the love they freely gave, these brave men with their guns
Before faulting them remember: they are our neighbor’s sons.

Bridge

Beloved of their families
Lifted up in prayer
Let’s bow our heads and thank the Lord
For our soldiers everywhere.

 

~ jenelle

6 Comments

Kaycee

What a beautiful song! It rings deep especially for me. My grandfather died because of his service in Vietnam. I can’t imagine what America would be like today if we didn’t have brave men and women willing to fight and die for our country. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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Allan James

Thank you Jenelle!

What powerful lyrics inspired by such worthy men and women!

Please tell your sister to hurry up and get this recorded!

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John Wiswell

Beautiful sentiment. This is the day I always mark for my grandfather, though it’s the first I’ve spent without him. Everyone who served like him deserves remembrance.

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