Tombs, tombs, thousands of tombs -
As far as the eye can see.
The blood of patriots spilled -
To water Freedom's sacred tree.
How brave they were, O God indeed,
To fight and die for me.
Though still unborn, they thought of us -
If America lost her liberty.
So for the honor of those who rest -
May all of us take a knee.
There might every man pay them homage -
There in Arlington Cemetery.