Soldier Boy, Hero Man


Soldier Boy, oh, Hero Man,
You look awfully good in green.
Now go and make your recruiter proud,
And go fight our enemies overseas.

Soldier Boy, oh, Hero Man,
You stand out in the crowd.
With your convictions and beliefs,
I know your Country's proud.

Soldier Boy, oh, Hero Man,
You've seen more than your share
Of pain, of death, of heartache,
And I know it isn't fair.

Soldier Boy, oh, Hero Man,
We all know that you were brave,
And that knowledge comforts us all today
As we stand, forlorn, before your grave.

Soldier Boy, oh, Hero Man,
Please know that you'll be missed
And honored for your sacrifice.
I'm sorry it had to end like this…

Soldier Boy, oh, Hero Man,
Your mom's clutching that folded flag,
Proud, no doubt, but weeping,
For all that she can't get back.

Soldier Boy, oh, Hero Man,
Remember, you'll always be in our thoughts,
And America will know what you'd done for Her;
You will never be forgot.


L. Sherman
06-14-2011