Tis' the time of year again
When we gather round the tree
To greet our family and loved ones
And fill their hearts with glee.
This Christmas if you will
Observe a moment of silence
For the brave men and women
Who in our military have a presence.
They are far from family this year
Keeping our hallowed eve safe
So we may have a smile or two
On each and every face.
They serve with pride and dignity
Sacrificing all they have and know
So you and I can sleep at night
And have dreams of presents and snow.
So on this military Christmas
I wish to them a good night
A safe and happy moment
A sweet solitude from the fight.
And for their fallen comrades
Their story Iíll always remember
Iíll keep them close in my heart
This year and every 25th December.