They called it Decoration Day so many years ago,
We’d dress our bikes with crepe paper to let our neighbors know,
Our pride was in the best place yet for all of us to grow,
Though times have changed and so have hearts, we still can live with pride,
We can’t escape the price once paid, with lives that now have died,
Those precious lives preserved our own, along with eyes that cried.
So stay with us, dear Father, God and guide our country’s way,
Protect her from all tyranny and never let her stray,
Defend this country, keep her safe, God bless the USA.