I Stand Because…

I Stand Because

By Ray Vallorani

 

Grandpa left Italy for a better opportunity
In America he found a country that was One in Unity

He gladly served his country to keep it that way
I wonder what he’s thinking in heaven today?

Grandpa was wounded by the Kaiser’s gun
While fighting in the trenches of World War One

He captured four German officers who thought he was dead
Brought them back to headquarters as prisoners instead!

 

I Stand Because He Stood for Me

Yes, my family will stand for the Red, White and Blue!
There’s no turning back when you know what’s true!

We’re not perfect but we certainly understand
that our soldiers shed their blood for this great land!

 

My Dad fought in the Army Air Force against the Axis Powers
He came home alive, but his brothers came home to flowers

In the Battle of the Bulge, fought Uncle Dom and Uncle Bill
They were wounded but survived—against the Nazi’s will

 

I Stand Because They Stood for Me

Yes, my family will stand for the Red, White and Blue!
There’s no turning back when you know what’s true!

We’re not perfect but we certainly understand
that our soldiers shed their blood for this great land!

 

Cousin Johnny went to Europe to serve as a spy
But he was sentenced to a prison camp to die

My brother Gene served in Cuba under JFK
Where the U.S. Marines kept us all okay.

I Stand Because They Stood for Me

Yes, my family will stand for the Red, White and Blue!
There’s no turning back when you know what’s true!

We’re not perfect but we certainly understand
that our soldiers shed their blood for this great land!

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