They fought so that others may live That destitute nations be free. They sacrificed the very things That stand for democracy. They lost their lives heroically That war and suffering would cease. God bless them all and may their souls Forever rest in peace. Found in Stalag Luft IV during WWIII found this on the home page of Museum of the Soldier. It fits the men and women of today just as well as it did 60+ years ago.