Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
My American Soldier
Inscription appears on reverse side of monument.
For you I lived and died this day
and in this moment I can recall
That as I fell I still stood tall
Into the falling night I cry
tell them I love them and tell them why
I'll not be there to see them grow
Or curb the wild oats they'll sow
I am the one with arms held wide
Even in death not stepping aside
For God and country I am here
Your pain I hold
I feel your fear
Freedom is my gift to you
And as I left
This price I knew
I am turning cold
I am so afraid
and as the fear begins to fade
I'll think of those to follow me
who will give their lives for liberty
As I begin to feel deaths embrace
I pray for strength and a little grace
Let me die as I have lived
Leaving nothing to forgive
My eyes are heavy
Now let me rest
For I know now
I have done my best
Location. 34° 7.338′ N, 82° 51.689′ W. Marker is in Elberton Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldier (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to the Memory (a few steps from this marker); Elbert County's Dead in the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Park History (within shouting distance of this marker); Navy Seabees Can Do (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Elbert (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Seaboard Airline Depot (approx. ¾ mile away); Elberton Granite Bicentennial Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elberton.
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