They gave up normal life; To serve their country and their God, They plowed into the strife.
They fought for freedom and for peace on strange and foreign shores; Some lost new friends; some lost their lives in long and brutal wars. Other veterans answered a call
To support the ones who fought; Their country had requirements for The essential skills they brought.
We salute every one of them, The noble and the brave, The ones still with us here today, And those who rest in a grave.
So here’s to our country’s heroes; They’re a cut above the rest; Let’s give the honor that is due to our country’s very best.