“PLEASE REMEMBER ME”
Remember me, America, for I was once your
I fought and died at Valley Forge with General Washington;
I was there at Gettysburg on that tragic, tragic day.
When brother fought against brother - the blue against the grey.
I rode with Teddy Roosevelt on the charge up San Juan Hill.
Some came back to fight again - but I just lie there still.
I went to France with A.E.F. to bring the peace to you;
I was twenty-one and full of fun - I never saw twenty-two.
I am still here at Pearl Harbor since that December seventh day
Lying silently with my shipmates on the U.S.S. Arizona at the
bottom of the sea.
D-Day June 6th 1944, we hit the beaches of Normandy
And we fought uphill every inch of the way.
We routed the Germans and hurled them back,
But what a terrible price we had to pay.
I served on an U.S. submarine, the bravest of the brave,
Until a German depth charge gave us a watery grave.
I bombed the Ploesti oil fields; they blew with one big roar,
But in the attack we were hit with flack - I’ll never bomb
In Korea I heard the C.O. shout “We’ll make it - I am sure
I lost my life to try and take a spot called Pork Chop Hill.
Vietnam! Vietnam! When will we ever learn?
I am one of sixty thousand that never will return.
I left my town, my wife, my kids, my home, so cozy and warm;
I was killed in a scud attack in a war called — Desert Storm!
And so in my eternity my thoughts are all for thee,
I’ll never forget my America....
I pray she remembers me.
World War II U.S. Air Force - Combat Veteran