• Jason E. Fort

What if We Forgot?



What if we forgot

All the blood that was shed?

What if we forgot

the battlefields of red?

What if we forgot

All the coffins draped with Old Glory?

What if we forgot

All the told and untold stories?

I pray that I'll never

Treat them like they're forgotten.

I pray that I'll always remember

They died for you... and me.

I thank God every day

For the sacrifice they made,

For the freedom that I have

For the Worship of Who Made us All.

What if we forgot

Why we stood for the Star-spangled Banner?

What if we forgot

How our soldiers fought in such a manner?

What if we forgot

Why we put our hands over our hearts?

What if we forgot

Why some wars ever had to start?

I pray that I'll never

Treat them like they're forgotten.

I pray that I'll always remember

They died for you... and me.

I thank God every day

For the sacrifice they made,

For the freedom that I have

For the Worship of Who Made us All.

What if we forgot

Who we are and where we come from?

What if we forgot

The real sounds that follow war's drums?

What if we forgot

How to stand up for our neighbor?

What if we forgot

How to protect the fruits of our labor?

I pray that I'll never

Treat them like they're forgotten.

I pray that I'll always remember

They died for you... and me.

I thank God every day

For the sacrifice they made,

For the freedom that I have

For the Worship of Who Made us All.

What if we forgot

Every tombstone has a story?

What if we forgot

They didn't do it for the glory?

What if we forgot

Why they stood up in the first place?

What if we forgot

All resistance that they would face?

What if we forgot

What our freedom really stands for?

What if we forgot

What all those boats had to land for?

I pray that I'll never

Treat them like they're forgotten.

I pray that I'll always remember

They died for you... and me.

I thank God every day

For the sacrifice they made,

For the freedom that I have

For the Worship of Who Made us All.

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." ------ John 15:13

By Jason E. Fort

In Honor of Our Fallen

5/27/2019


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