INNOCENCE OF HEROES We see faces of innocence Upon our nations' youth - But they've the hearts of heroes When it comes to Liberty and Truth. Young men and women of the Service Standing straight and proud and tall - Ready to fight for Freedom - Ready to give their all. Those faces of innocence Will return, all, world-wise - Still looking young in body - But lifetimes' knowledge in their eyes. There are some who will come home To grieving families and friends - Just a memory to those loved ones Whose loss never really ends. Yet those faces of innocence And those young heroes' hearts Will come of age once more With dreams each new life imparts. Another generation born To this world of war and strife - Searching for the elusive answer To lasting peacetime in their life. Why must this crazy world Breed such pain and misery? When will the human race Let young innocence be? 'Guess there will always be a madman Who is filled with hate and greed - Who will force himself on others And plant that killing seed. And there will always be Those young heroes who will fight - Who will leave their innocence behind For what they know is right. Thank all you vets for your service and for our freedom!!