'Day is done, gone the sun'

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing sits parked with the cockpit open at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 19, 2013. Shaw is the home to three F-16 fighter squadrons: the 55th Shooters, 77th Gamblers, and 79th Tigers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing sits parked with the cockpit open at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 19, 2013. Shaw is the home to three F-16 fighter squadrons: the 55th Shooters, 77th Gamblers, and 79th Tigers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned the 20th Fighter Wing sits parked on the flightline at Shaw Air 
Force Base, S.C., Nov. 19, 2013. The 20th FW provides combat-ready airpower and combat-
ready Airmen to meet any challenge, anytime, anywhere during an operations readiness exercise. 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned the 20th Fighter Wing sits parked on the flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 19, 2013. The 20th FW provides combat-ready airpower and combat-ready Airmen to meet any challenge, anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing sits parked on the flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 19, 2013. Shaw Airmen and aircraft are prepared to provide superior airpower at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing sits parked on the flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 19, 2013. Shaw Airmen and aircraft are prepared to provide superior airpower at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing sits parked under an awning at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 19, 2013. The F-16 was prepared to play an important role, in a recent operational readiness exercise, which demonstrated the ability of the 20th FW to safely and promptly provide air superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing sits parked under an awning at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 19, 2013. The F-16 was prepared to play an important role in a recent operational readiness exercise, which demonstrated the ability of the 20th FW to safely and promptly provide air superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller/Released)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. --

As sun retreats beyond our view,
The skies ablaze with red and blues.
Though shadows cast upon our jets,
Does not mean they are at rest.

Freedom never stops or sleeps,
Never flinches, never weeps.
Always ready to heed the call,
When our nation's need does fall.

Though wolves may prowl at our door,
A vain attempt to shake our core,
Our Fighting Falcons make them sore,
Through 'Victory by Valor' ever more.