Amidst a pearly sea of white, Beneath a floor of green, Lay the keepers of the flag, To guard eternally, They kept us safe throughout the years, Pay homage now must we, To those who fought for our freedom, The saviors gone- Now seen.
You are very welcome. My family is also deeply entwined within the folds of the military. My great grandfather was in WW2 in the 12th Armored Division, and was also a POW. My uncle was a Vietnam veteran, my brother training for the air force, and my Father is going to Afghanistan this July for the third time. I have met the last of the Pearl Harbor saviors, and witnessed the pain of veterans who come back from war. This past week my family was in Washington DC, in Arlington Cemetery and I wrote this on my iPod as I walked through the rows of tombs, searching for my great grandfather. I understand how it is.