Raise up the flag – you gave of your best,
And as for pure courage, yes, you passed the test.
Your widow stands proud and your children stand straight,
Your comrades salute you – for death was your fate.
The bravest of brave and a true man of fire,
A man to be followed, a man to inspire…
A hero to many, your tale will be told
By people who loved you (both young and the old).
And now you stand guard looking over us all
In a land of the mighty – so proud and so tall…
We know that our loss is today Heavens’ gain –
So we pray for salvation so we’ll meet again.
We miss you dear husband, dear father, dear son,
Though with your new army of angels you run –
We’ll never forget you and though we may weep,
You have earned your rest now – so sleep, soldier sleep.