Gather up my spirit
And raise my fallen flag
Call for reinforcements
Before you put me in a bag

I am but a vessel
The tip of freedom’s spear
Call another forward
To help rid the world of fear

Take my essence with you
As you move on towards your goal
Remember what we fight for
And don’t worry about the toll

Remember me in victory
For it’s triumph that I’ve seen
In life or death you’ll know me
As a proud U.S. Marine

Moving Forward by Robert Longley