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I never thought that this is where I'd settle down,
I thought I'd die an old man back in my hometown,
They gave me this plot of land, me and some other men, for a job well done,
There's a big white house sits on a hill just up the road,
The man inside he cried the day they brought me home,
They folded up a flag and told my mom and dad, we're proud of your son

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And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company,
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done,
I can rest in peace, I'm one of the chosen ones, I made it to Arlington

I remember daddy brought me here when I was eight,
We searched all day to find out where my granddad lay,
And when we finally found that cross,
He said, "son this is what it cost to keep us free" Now here I am,
A thousand stones away from him,
He recognized me on the first day I came in,
And it gave me a chill when he clicked his heels, and saluted me.

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And everytime I hear twenty-one guns,
I know they brought another hero home to us

We're thankful for those thankful for the things we've done,
We can rest in peace, 'cause we are the chosen ones,
We made it to arlington, yea dust to dust,
Don't cry for us, we made it to arlington



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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 2:14 am
    Navy vn vet here. A beautiful song. Makes me tear up every time i hear it. Great job trace on 5/27/19 in dc. Don't stop singing it in the right venue.
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    UnregisteredMar 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    As an army veteran, i can't listen to this song or even read the lyrics without getting chills... It is a beautiful sung ballad about one of the most revered pieces of property... Think of all of the dreams that are buried there... It demands that you respect what the cost of freedom is... Land of the free, because of the brave... That is arlington
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    UnregisteredSep 30, 2011 at 2:30 am
    Being an Army vet,retired Army reservistas well as a visitor to Arlington as a boy: it should be known to ALL Americans that freedom is NOT free, and too many men and women died, were wounded, maimed, or suffer from PTSD to keep us free. Don't abuse it folks!!!
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    UnregisteredSep 30, 2011 at 2:26 am
    Being an Army vet,retired Army reservistas well as a visitor to Arlington as a boy: it should be knownto All Americans that freedom is NOT free; and msny good men and women died, were wounded, maimed, or suffered PTSD to keep our freedom. Don't abuse it folks!!!

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