From Valley Forge to Flanders Field men fought
And bled to free all men from tyranny.
Their battle flags were flown and torn by shells
That lit the sky like July Fourth’s barrage
Of fiery fountains’ rising in the night.
Their wounded lay with glassy eyes from shock
While sounds of war defied both sides to stop
The carnage that all battles bring about.
From Iwo Jima’s beach to Anzio,
Our legacy of winning wars has grown
While forces fight and die to keep us free
By giving all they have for liberty.