In time of need their will is sure
American, their freedom pure
Protect our life and liberty
Unselfishly, they keep us free
Each soldier knows what is at stake
The risk is grave, thereís no mistake
With pride they serve our country strong
They face each foe to come along
Remember them while in your home
Or where you choose to freely roam
Donít take for granted what you see
Some left this life, so it could be
To God I urge you all to pray
For soldierís brave, to face each day
We should be thankful, one and all
For those who march to meet each call
Enjoy your Memorial Day holiday
And never forget those who have given their all.
You are listening to
"America the Beautiful" Midi
This is an American patriotic song.
The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates
and the music composed by
church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward.
Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak,
first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical
The Congregationalist in 1895.