The last time I saw you, we stood side by side
Saluting as Taps played
Skies thundered with the missing man formation
The F-16s slipped the surly bonds of earth carrying the spirit of an Ace
Today I salute alone
And you have touched the face of God.
The next time I see you
There will be no tears
There will be no more death
There will be no mourning, crying or pain
For the old order of things will have passed away.