My wife and I stress to our kids (although they're old enough to know
without us saying anything) that it's important to remember the real
reason behind this special holiday and not view it as just a day off
from school. I was trying to think of something special to write for Memorial Day, and figured the lyrics to the song, 'Tribute' that my Dad wrote
would fit perfectly. He originally wrote that tune in memory of Corporal
John P. Sigsbee, who was killed in Iraq. I'm thankful to say that Gold
Star Mother, Sue Sigsbee is a very good friend of mine. Because of the
ultimate sacrifice her son and so many others over the years have made, we live
in the best country.
Here are some of those lyrics....
When I read your name...I felt the pain... that your Mom and Dad... and all your friends had... it was a real cold day...your friends came to pay... tribute you to you...on that sad day...
You paid a big price...to keep us free... the best service people...that will ever be... you all served us well...it was like going through hell... you are the best...that will ever be...