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  • Thank you to all of our veterans, living and dead.

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on November 11th, 2011 (All posts by )

    The Statler Brothers, Silver Medals and Sweet Memories

    God bless America.

    Just a picture on a table
    Just some letters Mama saved
    And a costume broach from England
    On the back it has engraved:
    To Eileen, I love you
    London, nineteen forty-three.
    And she never heard from him again
    And he never heard of me

    And the war still ain’t over for Mama
    Every night in her dreams she still sees
    The young face of someone who left her
    Silver medals and sweet memories

    In Mama’s bedroom closet
    To this day on her top shelf
    There’s a flag folded three-cornered
    Layin’ all by itself
    And the sargeant would surely be honored
    To know how pretty she still is
    And that after all these lonely years
    His Eileen’s still his

    And the war still ain’t over for Mama….
    Silver medals and sweet memories

     

    One Response to “Thank you to all of our veterans, living and dead.”

    1. david foster Says:

      For those who haven’t already seen/heard this…

      the war was in color