IN HONOR OF THE FATHERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 98
(Extensions of Remarks - June 13, 2018)

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     IN HONOR OF THE FATHERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES

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                           HON. PETE SESSIONS

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  Mr. SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of The Fathers of 
the Armed Forces, on this coming Fathers Day and their families. Who 
throughout the generations have selflessly sacrificed for us in the 
name of freedom. Take time to pause and reflect and give thanks. I ask 
this poem penned in their honor by Albert Carey Caswell be included in 
the Record.

                        The Faith of Our Fathers

     The Faith of our Fathers,
     The Fathers of Freedom,
     The Fathers of War,
     The men who go off to battle and leave all they adore.
     Who throughout the generations, for all of us, fought and 
           died
     For our freedom, giving up their arms and legs and so much 
           more
     And come home and live with PTS, The Scars of War,
     All so we can live in this Nation we adore,
     And then there are the ones who aren't coming home anymore.
     Who lie in cold quiet graves lost in distant shores,
     Who gave That Last Full Measure.
     This Father's Day remember all of those who represent 
           America's greatest of treasures,
     Our selfless Fathers of Freedom, The Angels adore,
     Who with The Faith of Our Fathers fought and died for.
     So this Fathers Day, as you sit down to break bread,
     With your beloved Father and all that will be said,
     Remember there are Fathers all around the world who for us 
           have led,
     And died and bled.
     Who have wives and precious boys and girls in harms way in 
           sleepless beds,
     Who won't be together this day,
     As it's The Faith of Our Fathers who lead the way,
     On this Fathers Day.
     So give thanks and give praise,
     And say a prayer for all of those families in anguish who 
           live day to day,
     And remember over decades what The Faith of Our Fathers have 
           made
     In this Land of The of Free,
     in this Home of The Brave,
     And what they give and what they gave,
     And The Magnificent Faith of Our Fathers on this Fathers Day,
     Who pray for peace everyday.

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