You're only one of many who
Were called to go away,
But you're the one we're glad has come
Back home to us today.
The Holidays are over and
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We've had them all before,
But now that you're back home with us
They mean a whole lot more.
Yes, "Peace on Earth" is just a dream,
But you have done your share
To try to make that dream come true
By going over there.
It's pretty clear that peace can't come
While men are still not able
To get together and agree
On the shape of a table.
And now the New Year's going to bring
A brand new life to you.
You'll readjust to all the old
And forge into the new.
Our prayers have all been answered and
No matter what they say,
Pay no attention to the date --
This is our Thanksgiving Day!
January 4, 1969