Armed Forces Day

by | Jun 28, 2012 | Poetry | 0 comments

Armed forces day is here once again
a time for respect and the words of fine men
we gather in places all over the land
we join in as one to salute hand in hand

Our thoughts are of parties and fun and of joy
we have our own themes for our girls and our boys
our flags will fly higher today of all days
as we cheer on the forces in so many ways

But let’s not forget all those who have gone
their families as well as they miss their loved ones
our boys and our girls we will never forget
their comrades at arms and us in their debt

A minute for all of them lost and now gone
etched in our hearts, our flags and each dawn
carved into stone at the arboretum
and never forgotten, not one single one

So wipe away tears and celebrate now
remember our troops and their promise of how
they’ll fight for us all, our country and queen
so many, so quietly and mostly unseen

Stand proud on this this day and honour our men
be proud of each person as we are of them
tell all our children for decades to come
to honour our forces, every last one


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