When the day at last arrived
And we were safe and free
A Union Jack was hurriedly made
And hung from the branch of a tree.
We thanked the God who helped us
To survive the years of pain
And hoped that nothing like it
Would ever happen again.
And of the lads we leave behind
Lets not forget them as they sleep
And take them home to stay with us
In memories, ours to keep.
And may we also remember
Those in sorrow with shattered lives
And ask, Dear Lord, please be gentle
With parents, children and wives.