"Listening to Trace Adkins sing Arlington is a moving reminder about all who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our beloved USA and their fellow citizens. . . and none more so for the loved ones of the brave, honorable fallen." David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! founder
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'.
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.
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, And 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.
And every time 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 were the chosen ones, We made it to Arlington, yea, dust to dust Don't cry for us, we made it to Arlington.