Grateful

Grateful

By David De Jong

I see a banner flash with the fireworks light,
Just as it did during that courageous night.
Our banner waves over this land of the free,
Over mountains, across the plains, from sea to sea.

As we watch the fireworks and its bursting light,
Our brave soldiers protect its enduring flight.
Boots on the beach, jungle floor, or desert mount,
Each stands for freedom’s call, full measure, full count.

We love them; we pray for them, we miss them so.
With pride, we bless them in honor, as they go.
We stand with their loved ones praying for safe return.
Grateful for a freedom, others fought to earn.

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