Songwriter © 1999 Andrew Dean

The day our flagpole was ready, We had no flag to fly
A mother stepped forward and said I have a flag with a tear in her eye
It was given to me the day that we laid my son to rest
He was a true blue soldier who gave his life his best.

I got a knot in my throat and a chill in my bones
A tear rolled down my face
A mother has lost her son at war
The pain on her face.

In a mother’s eyes you can see red, white, and blue
In a mother’s eyes you can see the pain so true
Freedom comes with a cost of sadness and loss
You can see in a mother’s eyes.

When someone puts their life on the line so others can be free
It’s a selfless act of courage and love, how thankful we all should be
And when I look at the flag today, I see a whole new meaning there
I see the men and the women who died for her
So in this freedom we can share.

In a mother’s eyes you can see red, white, and blue
In a mother’s eyes you can see the pain so true
Freedom comes with a cost of sadness and loss
You can see in a mother’s eyes.

In a mother’s eyes you can see red, white, and blue
In a mother’s eyes you can see the pain so true
Freedom comes with a cost of sadness and loss
You can see in a mother’s eyes.

In memory of PFC Lynn Robbin Krotzer, USMC (KIA 1969 Vietnam) Gibsonburg, OHIO

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