Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman penned a new song to honor those who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Services.

Just in time for Veteran's Day, the five-time Grammy Award winning singer shared the personal tune on Facebook. He wrote: "A while back I was thinking about my Grandpa Rubel Rudd who received a Purple Heart medal for his service in World War II. He was injured by a grenade in The Battle of Okinawa where many of his buddies were killed, and he carried the scars with him until the day he went to heaven on Dec 18 of 2003...He was one of the greatest men I've ever known."

The father of six children -- three biological and three adopted children -- with wife Mary Beth, Chapman wrote about how he is reminded of the "very high price paid by so many for the gift of freedom that we enjoy every day in this country."

Watch Chapman's performance below:

 

Hey everybody, Steven Curtis here.With Veteran's Day coming up on Wednesday I thought I'd share something with you. A while back I was thinking about my Grandpa Rubel Rudd who received a Purple Heart medal for his service in World War II. He was injured by a grenade in The Battle of Okinawa where many of his buddies were killed, and he carried the scars with him until the day he went to heaven on Dec 18 of 2003. He was one of the greatest men I've ever known. One of my great memories with him was getting to introduce him to one of his heroes, Rev. Billy Graham, when I was singing at a Billy Graham Crusade in Nashville in 2000. I have an amazing picture of those 2 great men of God shaking hands as I'm looking on with a huge smile on my face.I remember hearing stories of how my mom who was just a baby when he left for the war was afraid of this "stranger" when he first returned home after being injured. Thankfully, with time, prayer and God's grace they had many good years together as a family. But it's always reminded me that there is a very high price paid by so many for the gift of freedom that we enjoy every day in this great country...and I wanted to just take a moment to say Thank You! So I did what I usually do when I have something to say...I wrote a song of course! If you are someone who has served or is currently serving our country or are a family member of someone who has or is serving, please know, "We Remember". And if you know someone who might be blessed or encouraged by this song please pass it on. Thanks and God Bless You,scc

Posted by Steven Curtis Chapman on Monday, November 9, 2015