|To My Fallen Brothers
|To all my brothers who have fallen ;
|here, today, i distinguish upon you the utmost loyalty and respect.
|For your dedication, bravery and sacrifice-freedom before family.
|It is not easy knowing that when you go to fight for our freedom,
|many of you will not return to your families,
|never holding them again in your arms,
|you love them, and freedom.
|And it is for this that we love you; for, you made the most prominant
|sacrifice that could ever be made, and yet you still do it.
|This is something that only the strongest could ever attempt.
|We love our families, truly love them;
|yet, we love freedom also.
|It has a taste only the strong truly know,
|but even the weakest, brittlest of Americans can feel and enjoy.
|A sweet taste of accomplishment, but only achieved through
|the bitterest of sacrifices.
|Through your dedication to country and freedom,
|my childrens' children may grow up to know
|and enjoy freedom,
|and enjoy the rewards of being free.
|I thank you.
|As God as my witness,
|they shall grow up to know how it was
|that they were free,
|and how you fought to keep them so.
|I bestow upon all of my brothers,
|who dedicated their lives to keeping us free;
|my love, utmost honor, respect, and my life.
|Many speculate how it was,
|but only you know,
|only you have experienced it,
|and you have prevailed.