It’s been said our great flag flies not by the wind which rustles the leaves;
But, with the very last breath every fallen soldier breathes.
When on nights, so cold the air freezes in your chest, the flag flies high and brings a tightness to your breast,
Then come the memories of those past wars, the wounds, the faces and the scars.
Each one is reflected in the colored stripes and bold stars.
Every generation past and yet to come, will certainly be asked
To share their best for freedom and faithfully complete the task.
They’ll keep the flag flying with a fresh and freeing breeze… not by death; but, by freedom from the highest mountains to the seas!