by Holly Rodriguez

I am a soldier, a mother, a daughter, a lover and wife,
Before I became a defender I had a full life.
I‘m a brother, a soldier, a father, an uncle and man,
I‘ve seen terrors of war that you can’t begin to comprehend.

Preserving freedom and the rights of people in our great land,
Against those who bring us destruction and can’t understand
A soldier’s deep love of our country and courage to fight,
For America’s people so they can sleep in peace at night.

Remember that the right for you and me to remain free
Comes from sacrifices of brave people you may never meet.