A Hero For Today

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    I heard this song and mentioned it here, #3. If you go to the site, you'll hear the song and what it did to the wife and daughter during the service at Arlington:

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32271

    I ordered the CD through Amazon, as I couldn't make out the words or find them by lyric search. Today I got it, and thought I'd post the lyrics. True today and for all time:

     
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    To remind others, I'm basically deaf. To pick up the words I've had to add a boost to both volumes and ear phones. I liked this too, it speaks for me:

    The Last Full Measure Of Devotion

    Lyrics:

    http://militarysalute.proboards45.c...n=display&thread=1121749993&page=1#1121784163

    Lyrics ...

    In the long and honored history of America
    There are names that shine like beacons in the night
    The Patriots whose vision gave us meaning
    Who kept the lamp of freedom burning bright

    In the long and honored history of America
    There are those that paid the last and final price
    Who were called upon by chance, or desperate circumstamce
    To make the ultimate sacrifice

    A greatful nation bows its head in sorrow
    And in thanks for guaranteeing our tomorrow
    The last full measure of devotion
    That's what they gave to the cause

    The last full measure of devotion
    And though they cannot hear our applause
    We honor them forever and keep alive their story
    Pay tribute to their lives and give them all the glory

    The last full measure of devotion
    Beyond the call of duty were their deeds
    The last full measure of devotion
    They gave themselves to serve the greater needs

    And for those who did survive
    And came back home alive
    They join in praise of comrades who were slain
    And highly resolved, most highly resolved
    That these dead shall not have died in vain

    The last full measure of devotion
    Beyond the call of duty were their deeds
    The last full measure of devotion
    They gave themselves to serve the greater needs

    And for those who did survive
    And came back home alive
    They join in praise of comrades who were slain
    And highly resolved, most highly resolved
    That these dead shall not have died in vain
     

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