For those who fought on distant shore,
Who gave without a word;
Defending us with honor,
So gallantly they served.For every boy who left his home,
Returning there a man;
And every woman who made a choice,
To make serving part of her plan.
For every fallen soldier,
Who gave all they could give;
To guarantee our liberty,
And the freedom that we live.
(Allison Chambers Coxsey, 1999)