Their graves were marked with tenderness
Their wreaths all a displayed
Marking a Christmas past, for them
As they lay in a cold, cold grave
Many knew the Civil War
Was a very bloody war
Some even fought their brothers
Didn't matter who they were
There are men from WWI
Then from WWII
Just boys they were, barely eighteen
But they gave their lives for you
There are the men from the Korean War
Who battled side by side
They were somebody's brother
Father, son, they paid the price
All through the years, wars have raged
From Vietnam, Afghanistan to Iraq
These soldiers bravely fought
To take our freedom back
They paid the ultimate price
To keep their loved ones safe
But those wars are over for them
As they now sleep in the gave
Even the Unknown Soldier
Has a place to peacefully lay
He's under that cold mound of earth
His blanket of snow with a wreath displayed.
Used with permission © Dec 2006.
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