I never dreamed it would be me 
My name for all eternity 
Recorded here at this hallowed place 
Alas, my name, no more my face 
"In the line of duty" I hear them say 
My family now the price will pay 
My folded flag stained with their tears 
We only had those few short years 
The badge no longer on my chest 
I sleep now in eternal rest 
My sword I pass to those behind 
And pray they keep this thought in mind 
I never dreamed it would be me 
And with heavy heart and bended knee 
I ask for here and all the past 
Dear God, let my name be the last 

Copyright 1997-2020 - Edward R Gleason III - Updated: October 3, 2018