With a hand upon my heart, I feel The pride and respect; my reverence is revealed In the tears that now stream down my upturned face As our flag waves above you, in her glory and grace. Freedom was the gift that you unselfishly gave Pain and death was the price that you ultimately paid. Every day, I give my utmost admiration To those who had fought to defend our nation. As most on this site, my son's life was sadly taken away from him. We must never forget these brave men who have laid down their lives for us in the bid for freedom. Nor should we forgot those still out there fighting so this freedom can continue. TO ALL OF THEM, I RAISE MY GLASS AND SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SCARIFICE, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU ALL.