If E’er The Cost



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We are the sons and daughters

Of a proud and vibrant nation

A lineage of warriors true and brave

That weaves through each generation

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We stand watch upon the walls

While our loved ones sleep so sound

We are a million footprints left

On acres of foreign ground

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We are every battle cry

Echoed through long history

We, the blood run so red

On the roads to victory

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Should freedom e’er demand the cost

Tell them we did are very best

Drape us in the colors we served

We’ll go peaceful to final rest

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Comments
17 Responses to “If E’er The Cost”
  1. Thank you for your service. I am only beginning to truly understand your sacrifice for this country.

  2. Brad, thank you for your service. You are the best of us.
    xoxoxo

  3. Jim Borden says:

    thank you, and your fellow warriors, for your service!

  4. kristianw84 says:

    Thank you for your service. ❤

  5. Without a doubt my brother! Well said! I applaud you!

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    Nice piece, Brad. Are you ever in touch with any of your military buddies?

    • Brad Osborne says:

      No, Pete, I am not. To be honest, I put as much distance between myself and my past from a sense of self-preservation. I find it a difficult time to talk about and reminiscing does not have the joyous connotation most memories have. Now that my head is in a better place, time, distance, and the transient nature of duty stations makes it seem an almost impossible task. Thanks for asking!

      • petespringerauthor says:

        I’ve heard the same sentiments echoed by others. People who never served (like me) can’t fully comprehend what that time must have been like. I’m glad that you are in a much better place now.

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Thank you, Pete, for your kind wishes. I am in a better place now and it is thanks to the love and support of friends like you!

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