To my father, Captain George Faye Rhoads.
Rarely can family come to your grave,
So many miles away.
But you, who gave your life,
Are never really alone.
Surrounded, as you are,
By many of your teenaged charges,
Privates, Sergeants, and oh, so many more!
Together for all Eternity.
Never lonely, as you lie upon that grassy hill,
With stark white crosses row on row…
With 6-pointed stars scattered about.
You guard us now, as you guarded us then.
No matter what is said.
All have freedoms, never seen before,
Because of your sacrifice.
You, who now lie dead.
Brave heroes forever and ever,
You who continue to lie in wait.
We salute you in pride!
The Military of the United States!