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 heartbreak you endure
away from your own familys
our safety to ensure

I can't imagine living
that way from day to day
with greatest of sincerity
I truely 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're be free.


©7-4-11
Dedicated to all our service men and women