To all you boys and girls
Far from home out there
This is just a shout out to say
We remember and we care.
Hero is a word
Thatís lost all meaning in this age
But for some, YOU understand
YOU know the sacrifices made.
Come home with heads held high
Puff your chests out, show your pride
Wear your hearts upon your sleeves
Raise a glass to those that died.
But most of all be safe
As you get on with your task
To see you fit and well at home
Is the one thing that we ask.
An offered prayer for all of you
As you fight to free a nation
To one day tell your stories
Of how you brought about salvation.
Let me finish with a thank you
But only if allowed
To say to each and every one of you
I'm immeasurably proud.