They risk their lives so you sleep safe,               In times of peace and war.
They risk their lives so you can keep,
A roof above your floor.

They never ask for thanks or praise.
Just one small day a year.
To spend 5 minutes, take some time,
Or even shed a tear.

It is an honour to those that fight,
To keep all families safe.
So remember when you’re home at night,
Someone else is working late.

Just think before you moan and whine,
How bad your day has been.
Whatever happened can’t compare,
To some of the things they’ve seen.

So wear your poppy, take the time,
It isn’t asking a lot.
To honour those who gave their lives,
And gave you, what you’ve got.

Lest we forget.