A tribute to our Veterans at the park today
Fluttering flags on poles in a semi-circle
and speakers with all they had to say
Serious men with caps and vests that
show their military past, standing, saluting all
A tiny plastic bag was handed off to Mike
A bit of blue with a five-sided white star inside
A scrap of paper typed -
"I am tattered, torn, and worn,
Ready to be burned.
Now I am a treasure given to you
by a grateful nation who honors you
for your service and sacrifice.
Because of you I was to fly over the land
of the free. Thank you for your service.
I have been saved from the fire by the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders
Forever more we will hold this small white star
on it's background of dark blue like an evening sky
And amid our everday prayers for the military
Those men and women, who for our freedom would die
And in the words of today's youngsters, it will "Represent".
The Bullard High School Band played lots of rousing music
and drum rolls rallied all, and at the end and standing tall
Everyone stood still as Taps honored the ones who did fall.
We Honor All the Veterans this and every day
We get down on our knees and pray
That all wars will end someday
Still knowing that Freedom isn't Free