Iraqi Freedom Tribute
Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn
HONORING OUR ANGELS OF COLOR
(Special Thanks to our Source - Military Times Special Tribute at Militarytimes.com)
FROM THE BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD
By Theodore O'Hara
The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The Soldier's last tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards, with solemn round,
The bivouac of the dead.