“WE ARE”, was the reply when”jumpy” Johnson,
“Who’s the best?”
And with his leadership and training,
We were conditioned far above the rest.
“WE ARE” the ones “jumpy” taught to soar
in the skies
Preparing for that fateful night
from on high!
“WE ARE” the young men who rendezvoused
with destiny that fog filled night.
Landing behind enemy lines,
Fierce warriors prepared to fight!
“WE ARE” the elite with wills of iron
and stark courage through and through.
As we land in fields, in trees and on fences
We did what we had to do!
“WE ARE” the soldiers, our battle flag waving
who marched into death’s jaws and back,
dodging bombs and whizzing bullets.
Fighting hand to hand combat,
Each buddy would pick up the slack!
‘WE ARE” the brave who were wounded and captured,
marched and imprisoned too!
Though starved, cold, and lonely for our homes and families,
With God’s help, we would triumph, WE KNEW!
“WE ARE” THE VETERANS WHO FOUGHT FOR Europe
and answered freedom’s call,
we won the war, and saved the world,
though many had to give their all!
“WE ARE” the men, though now crippled and worn,
who’s spirits are still stronger by far.
And, if the question was asked, “Who’s the best of the best?”
We can stand tall and say, “WE ARE”!