Backbone of liberty; fighting to keep us free,
Sacrifice homeland safety; battles fought abroad.
First Veterans; founding fathers,
Gave to us our freedomís liberty.
ĎTwas not the preacher, campus organizer,
Who fought for religions free . . . free assembly.
Veterans fought for your assembly, worship free.
It was not the lawyer, politician,
Who gave your right to vote . . . trials fair.
Veterans fought for your voice, equal treatment.
Nor was it the poet, reporter,
That fought for free press . . . free speech.
Veterans fight for unbiased news, talk. . . fear free.
Saluting the flag under which he serves,
Veteranís foundation sacrifice.
Freedom mortared by brave blood spilt . . .
Maintains our liberty rights.