A call to duty is sent out
And the strong and the brave reply.
They do it for love of country,
So there's never a need to ask why.
They leave behind all that they love,
Their families, their homes and their lives,
Because to preserve these precious things
Is the goal for which each soldier strives.
So God bless our troops,
The courageous women and men,
Who fight to make sure
The bells of freedom peal again.
When You See a Soldier
When you see a soldier
Be sure to shake his or her hand,
And let that soldier know you're grateful
For the protection the military affords our land.
But most of all express your thanks
For every soldier's personal sacrifice.
In order to serve our country,
They risked their entire lives.
How Do You Measure a Soldier's Sacrifice?
[Female soldier; Copyright Elliot Burlingham at Dreamstime.com]
How do you measure a soldier's sacrifice?
Is it by the number of friends and family left behind?
Is it by the months or years given in service?
How do you measure a soldier's courage?
Is it by the number of objectives completed,
Or by the number of bullets dodged or missions served?
How do you measure a soldier's honor?
Is it by the duty he or she volunteers for,
Or by the number of medals earned?
The simple truth is that these things are immeasurable,
As is this country's debt to all who serve,
And pay the price for freedom in this land.
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