Today we honor and pay tribute to the men and women who who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms.

I can’t think of anyone who’s more dedicated to supporting our military than Joe Bonsall and his fellow members of the legendary, Grammy Award winning Oak Ridge Boys—Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban. So please take a moment to view this special video/song recorded for the popular TV show Larry’s Country Diner. It’s a beautiful tribute, honoring the sacrifices made by so many, including Joe’s parents, so that you and I can live in The LAND of the FREE.

 “Sacrifice for Me” was written by our wonderful friend and longtime supporter of the Writers’ Police Academy, Joe Bonsall.

As always, my thanks to Joe for his unwavering, faithful support of our men and women in uniform. Joe’s love of our country is, and always will be, an inspiration. Thanks, too, for his parents and other members of the military—those serving today and in the past—for the incredible sacrifices they made … for us.


You can read more about Joe and his parents in his book GI Joe and Lillie. Be sure to have a box of tissues handy, though. Joe holds back nothing in this tale of romance, true and deep love, family, the horrors of war, and sacrifices. Lots of sacrifices. Joe’s incredible devotion to family and country transforms the written word to raw and pure emotion.

Sacrifice For Me ~ The Oak Ridge Boys – Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban

Thank you …

“It has been my highest honor to have been able to remember my parents in a song and in a book. So many lived that same experience. The Greatest Generation is now leaving us, but we should NEVER forget the price they paid for FREEDOM…. God bless them every one!!!!” ~ Joe Bonsall