Memorial Day 2016

Here is a song/poem I have been working on for Memorial Day. I am so grateful for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. May God bless their families and may He watch over and protect those who are serving now.

“21 Gun Salute”

You got a 21 gun salute from rifles, pointed at the sky,
Taps cut through the silence…as we came to tell you goodbye.
Now the flag’s already folded, flowers placed on your grave
I wish I knew how to thank you, for the sacrifice you gave.

You loved your life dearly, but you loved our country more,
You chose to serve her and defend her, in peacetime and in war.
And I don’t think you knew the price that you’d have to pay,
But I know it wouldn’t have changed your mind or the oath you took that day…

You got a 21 gun salute from rifles, pointed at the sky,
Taps cut through the silence…as we came to tell you goodbye.
Now the flag’s already folded, flowers placed on your grave
I wish I knew how to thank you, for the sacrifice you gave.

It seems like there’d be more, that we could do or say,
For ones who gave their life to protect the freedoms we have today;
But for now I’ll just say thank you, you gave all that you could give.
You laid down your life and fought – so we can freely live.

And you got a 21 gun salute from rifles, pointed at the sky,
Taps cut through the silence as we came to tell you goodbye.
Now the flag’s already folded, flowers laid on your grave
And I wish I could say thank you, for the sacrifice you gave.
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About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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