Remember the Hero’s

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The brave young men from yesteryear

we must remember their sacrifice

hardship, death and injury

was theirs to endure

to make sure we all lived in freedom

don’t destroy what they died for

remember, remember, remember.

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6 responses to “Remember the Hero’s

  1. Absolutely Harry, very well said.

  2. Always liked the Kohima memorial epitaph words –
    “When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”. Too many today forget their history.

  3. John McCrae, May 1915 .In Flanders Fields: In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields. During the early days of the Second Battle of Ypres a young Canadian artillery officer, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed on 2nd May, 1915 in the gun positions near Ypres. An exploding German artillery shell landed near him. He was serving in the same Canadian artillery unit as a friend of his, the Canadian military doctor and artillery commander Major John McCrae.
    As the brigade doctor, John McCrae was asked to conduct the burial service for Alexis because the chaplain had been called away somewhere else on duty that evening. It is believed that later that evening, after the burial, John began the draft for his now famous poem “In Flanders Fields”.
    For the story behind the inspiration for “In Flanders Fields”, see our page at:Inspiration for In Flanders Fields. Great uncle of an American Facebook friend, but neware they say she’s a witch§ Lol.

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