You sacrificed and freely gave a portion of your life.
What you did and what you gave was due to worldly strife.
But, you gave it out of duty and a love for a land so dear.
Thank you for your answered call, overcoming every fear.
Your courage is to be commended on this special day.
Thank you for all you did so that I might stand and say,
“I pledge allegiance to the flag.” The one you stand for, too.
I cannot forget, nor neglect, to extend this honor due.
Today is a day to remember all the men and women, too,
Who gave so we might live under the great red, white, and blue.
Some gave a portion of their lives, while others gave it all.
No matter what the sacrifice, they responded to the call.
You are one who also gave and we want to honor you.
Your courage and your devotion need recognizing, too.
Thank you for your sacrifice, your example, and your stand.
It’s because of you that we enjoy freedoms in this land.
Thank you for your service and your devotion to our land
Because of what you did, we all can take a stand
And pledge allegiance to the flag, the one you stand for, too.
We cannot forget, nor neglect, to extend this honor due.