Two Songs written for Veterans

A Tribute To Veterans

In Vietnam, Korea and World Wars Past
Our Men Fought Bravely so Freedom Would Last Conditions Were Not Always
Best They Could Be Fighting a Foe You Could Not Always See:

   From Mountain Highs to Valley Lows
   From Jungle Drops to Desert Patrols

Our Sinewy Sons Were Sent Over Seas
Far From Their Families And Far From Their Dreams They Never Wrote Letters
Of Hardships Despair Only Of Love, Yearning That One Day Soon:

   They Would Come Home, They Would Resume
   And Carry On With The Rest of Their Lives

The P.O.W.’S Stood Steadfast
Against the Indignities And Cruelties Of War They Could Not Have Lasted as
Long as They Did If They Had Relinquished Their Hope That Some Day:

   They Would Come Home, They Would Resume
   And Carry On the Rest Of Their Lives

Medics, Nurses, and Chaplains Alike
Did What They Needed To Bring Back Life
They Served Our Forces From Day Into Night Not Questioning If They Would Survive:

   They Mended Bones And Bodies Too,
   They Soothed the Spirits of Dying Souls

And for Those M.I.A?S, Who Were Left Behind We Echo This Message Across the
Seas We Will search For as Long As It Takes You?re Not Forgotten And Will Always Be:

   In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers,
   In Our Minds For All Time

A Moment of Silence, a Moment of Summons Is Their Deliverance of Body And
Soul To a Sacred Place That We All Know Deep In the Shrines of Our Soul:

   In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers
   In Our Minds For All Time

INTERLUDE:

   GOLD STAR MOTHERS GRIEVE: ENDLESSLY,
   ENDLESSLY, ENDLESSLY…….

These Immortalized Soldiers Whose Bravery Abounds They?re Our Husbands,
Fathers, and Sons They Enlisted For the Duty at Hand To Serve the Cause of
Country and Land:

   They Had Honor, They Had Valor,
   They Found Glory That Change Them Forever

Men Standing Tall and Proud They be
A Country Behind Them in a Solemn Sea
So Let the Flags of Freedom Fly
Unfurled in Their Majesty High:

   In the Sun, In the Rain
   In the Winds Across This Land

Years of Tears Has Brought Us Here
Gathering Around to Hear This Sound
So Let the Flags of Freedom Fly
Unfurled in Their Majesty High:

   In the Sun, In the Rain,
   In the Winds Across This Land

REPEAT:

   In the Sun, In the Rain,
   In the Winds For All Time

Jerry Calow (copyright ©2003 )

Beholding Beyond Words

Beholding Beyond Words To Our Servicemen And Women Stationed Around The
World In Far Away Places There?s Not Much We Can Say To Thank Them Enough
For What They Go Thru Each Day In The Rough

   But: Give Them Our Thanks
   Give Them Our Love
   Give Them Our Regards
   For a Safe Return

We Praise and Raise Our Hands To You
That Earned the Honor That We Now Bestow We Salute You For A Job Bravely
Done And Applaud Your Courage In The Face Of The Unknown

   Defending Freedom
   Defending Liberty
   Defending Peace
   At Home And Abroad

For The Past, Present, And Future Generations Duty Will Always Be An
Honorable Citation To Stand The Ground That Freedom Upholds To Endure
Engagements Where Ever They Unfold

   Defending Freedom
   Defending Liberty
   Defending Peace
   At Home And Abroad

For Those MIA’S, POW’S,
Fallen Soldiers, Who Gave All They Could We Will Search For As Long As It
Takes You Are Not Forgotten And Will Always Be

   In Our Hearts
   In Our Prayers
   In Our Minds
   For All Time

These Immortalized Soldiers Whose Bravery Abounds They Are Sisters, Brothers
Heroes Profound They Enlisted For The Duty At Hand To Serve The Cause Of
Country And Land

   They Serve With Honor
   They Serve With Valor
   They Serve With A Pride
   That Will Change Them Forever

To Our Forces Standing Tall And Proud They Be Our Country?s Behind Them In A
Solemn Sea So Let The Flags Of Freedom Fly Unfurled In Their Majesty High

   In The Sun
   In The Rain
   In The Wind
   Across This Land

These Are The Things Our Country?s Made of These Are The Things We Cherish
And Love So Let The Flags Of Freedom Fly Unfurled In Their Majesty High

   In The Sun
   In The Rain
   In The Winds
   For All Time

Jerry Calow (copyright ©2003 )

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