Labor Day & American Soldier = 2013
Our workers are our saviors
The redeemers of every race.
From those who built the pyramids
To the rockets for outer space.
With our fingers weary and worn
And our eyelids heavy and red
We feel we've earned God's blessings
As we lay down our sleepy head.
After death there’ll be lots of rest
Though the living must suffer toil
For every thing that man must have
Comes from the air, the sea and soil.
'Yes' labor is part of life on Earth
For without it we make no gains.
By work we receive life's rewards
As fortunes are made by our pains.
SACRIFICE FOR FREEDOM
As someone who loves freedom in America
Our soldiers line up to protect and preserve.
They gamble life, limb and disfigurement
And our love and support they earn and deserve.
How would you like to serve far, far away
From all you love, trust and treasure?
Surrounded by hate and eyes who hunt you
While showcasing to the enemy your measure.
America still stands by soldiers who love her
Their bravery saves our future through deed.
They prove to our world what we’re made of
As their sacrifice broadcasts our seed.
It’s not a priest that gives us our freedom of religion
And it’s not a reporter that gives us our freedom of voice.
It’s not any judge, lawyer, politician, or teacher
But the blood of a soldier that has sacrificed by choice.
Our soldiers line up to be remembered
As the best of the best at their job.
They wish to be needed and depended on
To save all we love from the mob.
They risk their life and limb for liberty
Standing firm against evil unwilling to break.
To be part of something greater than themselves
They are willing to sacrifice whatever it will take.
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