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.

Dedicated to all our service men and women