Grateful Freedom

Written by: Trudy Diane Rider

How to thank you, Service men,
I have not got a clue
the hardships that you suffer
for freedom, sweet and true

Deployed, away, overseas,
the heart break you endure,
away from your own families
our safety to ensure

I can't imagine living
that way from day to day
with greatest of sincerity
I truly want to say

Your sacrifice, your honor,
courage, faith and heart
will be a shining beacon
for generations to impart

Please accept my gratitude
humble though it may be
for through your selfless sacrifice
our land shall e'er be free.

Thank you to all the men and women who serve this wonderful country!
7-4-11
Trudy Diane Rider