George Jones - Fifty Thousand Names On The Wall
The Viet Nam Memorial stands as a reminder of the sacrifice of James Cleveland Tullis - Sergeant, U.S. Army - Windsor Missouri and 58,285 other heroes.
For all the Viet Nam vets we present George Jones performing 'Fifty Thousand Names' - a moving tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Here are the words (lyrics) to the song:
There are teddy bears & high school rings
& old photographs that mamas bring
That daddies with their young boys, playing ball.
There's combat boots that he used to wear,
When he was sent over there.
There's 50,000 names carved in the wall
There's cigarettes, & theres cans of beer
& notes that say I miss you dear
& children who don't say anything at all.
There's purple hearts and packs of gum
fatherless daughters and fatherless sons
& there's 50,000 names carved in the wall
They come from all across this land
In pickup trucks and mini vans
Searching for a boy from long ago
They scan the wall and find his name
The teardrops fall like pouring rain
& silently they leave a gift and go
There's stars of David & rosary beads
& crucifixion figurines
& flowers of all colors large and small
There's a Boy Scout badge and a merit pin
Little American flags waving in the wind
& there's 50,000 names carved in the wall.