He set out young and full of hope. His heart was filled with pride.
He left the ones who loved him most. Said ,”I love you,” to his bride.
He felt the sting of discipline. He ran until he fell.
He thought that he’d be better off if he had gone to hell.
A soldier’s life is lonely in a sea of thousands more,
A solace found in that one fact, served valor to restore.
Our young men serve for country first. Their lives are on the line.
They know that they are just one part of a unique design.
They’re always at the ready. They refuse to run away.
They shed their blood and lose their limbs a victory to allay.
Today we pause to thank them for the sacrifice they make.
Our words cannot repay them for the chances that they take.
When you return from service, let our hearts with yours be bound.
You’ve given everything for us. We’re all on common ground.
So place your hand upon your heart and with all together say,
They’ve made our homes a better place. God bless the USA!