One for the man who answered the call.
One for the brother taken too soon.
Another for the man who gave it his all.
One for hearts heavy and sad.
One for families torn apart
And one for a boy now without his dad.
One for the endless tears,
One for the new struggles.
Another for so many lost years.
One for the mother's only son,
One for the memories;
And one more, one more until this war is won.
One for the brother who's coming home under the Nation's flag,
One for the ultimate sacrifice,
One for the man in the body bag.
One for the love of the fight,
One for family born not of blood.
One for that final flight.
One for the free.
One for you
And the last shall come for me.
A final salute for those who no longer hurt,
For the boys who paid the ultimate price;
Twenty one guns for my family in the dirt.