Today I stand beside you to honor those we love. The ones who made it home, the ones still fighting, and the ones called to guide us from above. Today, when they sing the national anthem, don't be surprised if you see me cry. It represents everything that makes me proud to be semper fi. Today, it doesn't matter where you come from. If you're here, you're American at the core. Today, we celebrate everything we're fighting for. Today, we'll visit our parents, daughters and sons And tell them their war is over "You can finally rest in peace. It's okay. Lay down your guns." Whether you're a soldier, seal or marine, thank you for shielding us from all the things you see that should never be seen.
Sometimes the flashbacks Can be picture perfect like a gallery Every once in a while I struggle with what life's like actually As the memories resonate Depression eventually catches me It always baffled me and still rattles me Why did my best friend have to be a casualty
I'm setting my GPS as I pull down the street For Arlington Cemetery in Washington D.C. Whenever I feel the need I just sit there with him No reason to speak I let the ground beneath me relieve some of the grief Then just before I leave I about face and say You'll always be with me Semper Fi my brother Rest in peace Marine