A tribute now, for those, you see
Who chose to give, their lives for me
Yes, for me, and many more
For all of those, who went to war!
For all of those, in wars gone by
I shed a tear, from my eye
Because of you, I live in peace
And pray someday, war will cease!
For you my friend, on this day
I think of you, now, in my way
For words are all, I have to give
In these words, you shall live!
So thank you all, for your deed
A call to arms, in time of need
Not forgotten, but here to stay
Not just on this, but every day!
13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
© Jay L. Zumbrum
In Jesus Precious Name
And for His Glory
They came upon this field, with dreams of hope and glory
Each and every one, would write a different story
In glorious lines of battle, across the land they came
And forever on this field, they found eternal fame!
Division by division, swept on by coming battle
Brigade by blessed brigade, now heard the saber's rattle
Regiments in number, for wife and son this day
Company by company, the gallant charge they made!
The names are etched in stone, Oak Hill and Devil's Den
Each would take it's toll, claiming lives of men
The Railroad Cut and Barlow's Knoll, each had a part to play
I walk among these places, in awed reverence today!
Lincoln said it best, our words cannot convey
What each man chose to give, on three now famous days
I must share the truth, no honor in a lie
I've stood upon this field, and yes, my eyes have cried!
© Jay L. Zumbrum
"The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,
but it can never forget what they did here."
Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg, PA November 19, 1863
From The Gettysburg Address
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