Greetings all,

I just wanted to share something that a good friend of mine wrote that sums up his feelings about this country of ours. He's a detective on Long Island and a gifted songwriter. I thought the firemen here on this forum might enjoy taking a listen because it is a fitting tribute to all of you. Nothing is for sale and nothing is expected, other than the hope that folks will share this song with those they care about.

Thank you for reading. Below are the lyrics to the song.
Here is the link to the song.

What So Proudly We Hail

I remember the first time I looked upon Old Glory
Flying over the waves of Brooklyn's South Shore
I was in my Grand Dad's arms when he told me
Son I crossed every one of them waves just to give you more

What So Proudly We Hail
Let that freedom ring
From the waters off of Brooklyn
To the fields of Alabam
There are flags of freedom flying
All across this land
What So Proudly We Hail
What So Proudly We Hail

My uncle served in the submarines in the South Pacific Seas
And my father rose from the poorest streets to build a life for me
Thankful for that freedom
And all that this land gave
And I swear as I look in my daughter's face
Nobody's gonna take that away

What So Proudly We Hail
What So Proudly We Hail

Thankful for that freedom
And all that this land gave
And I swear as I look in my daughter's face
Nobody's gonna take that away

I remember the tast of the smoke coming across the East River
And finding my strength in the eyes of the firemen
And on my TV in the rubble and ash of that morning
The Stars and Stripes Flying Again

What So Proudly We Hail
Let that freedom ring
From the bottom of Pearl Harbor
To the skies over Manhattan
There the flag of freedom flies
There liberty shines
There forged in the fire
We all rise again

What So Proudly We Hail
What So Proudly We Hail