Lest We Forget

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John 15:13
New Living Translation (NLT)

13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.


If Not For Them

On a mountain far from here,
In a valley filled with fear,
In a jungle dark and wet,
Let us who profit not forget,

Those who heard sweet freedom’s call
And who answered it with their all,
Who bleed and died in some foreign land
That we might under this flag stand,

And enjoy a life we pick and choose,
Where we can all have our different views,
Where we have rights that are guaranteed
Upheld in courts by God’s grand decree,

We are not perfect in all we’ve done
Freedom’s prize is not yet completely won,
But let us take this day to celebrate
And in grandest ceremony elevate,

Those whose families look at empty chairs
And must surely wonder why it was theirs,
Who fought against the evil tides,
Who stood with courage though afraid inside.

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

On this day we honor those who have given their lives for others. Crown them with honor, Lord, and please comfort their families and friends.


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