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Dan Speers

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One Thousand Brave Young Soldiers

One thousand brave young soldiers dead.
And thousands more, their blood was shed.
A million tears, their loved ones cry.
O’er freedom’s wall, our eagles fly.

We’re vigilant, Americans we
We will defend our liberty.
We pledge our lives if fight we must
For a cause when . . .
     The cause is just.

One thousand-one young soldiers dead.
And thousands more, their blood was shed.
A million tears, we all know why.
When duty calls, our eagles fly.

From desert towns, uplands and plains
To dusty sands with rusty stains,
Our soldiers fight,
with righteous might,
For a cause they . . .
       Were told was right.

 


Two thousand brave young soldiers dead.
And thousands more, their blood was shed.
A million tears, we dare ask why
If truth’s a lie, need soldiers die?

Nine eleven, no connection;
No weapons of mass destruction.

Though heroes all, our soldiers bold
They never found . . .
     What they were told.

Three thousand brave young soldiers dead.
And thousands more, their blood was shed.
A million tears and still we cry.
When wisdom fails, our soldiers die.

Four thousand brave young soldiers dead.
And even more, the fear we dread.
Vermillion tears, too late to cry.
Our soldiers die - when leaders lie.


Our soldiers die – when leaders lie. 

 

 

 

 

American Deaths (04/28/08 9:32 pm EDT )

 

Since war began (3/19/03): 4056
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03) 3917

Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 3595
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3197
Since Election (1/31/05): 2619


American Wounded     Official        Estimated
Total Wounded:           29829     23000 - 100000
Latest Fatality Apr. 28, 2008