by Jay O'Toole
Today, we honor those, who gave their all, that we could continue to live in Freedom.
Remembering those, whose worthy lives
have saved this godly land,
we call to mind the ways they revived
our hope to ever stand.
These ones, who left their earthly all
upon the battlefield
had answered once, this great Freedom's Call.
We honor each Life, they did yield.
They gave their oath to fight our foes,
both domestic and abroad,
until someone needed to tag their toes,
while their souls, then stood before God.
They gave their all, but we give what?
They lived and died, so blest,
but do we live yet half of that,
surmounting the smallest test?
"We paid for Freedom with our lives.
Remember that on this day.
This gift is yours. So, forever thrive.
Protect it as you may."
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prompt: "Prompt # 2 - National Military Appreciation Month -
Free write about National Military Appreciation Month.
by Jay O’Toole
on May 31st, 2021