Then and Now
Almost all those "Heroes" gone away
They gave us what we have today,
Another year passes; a Veteran does too
No longer here, for us to view.
Italy, France - now Kandahar
All our troops sent afar
As families worry, sit and wait
To hear about their loved ones' fate.
Whether desert sand, rain or mud,
Landscapes soaking up the blood
Of those who fought to win a war -
Voices, silenced now and for evermore.
Remembrance Days come and go,
With crosses standing row on row
Seems to be a never ending sight
Bearing names of those who lost their fight.
Two World Wars; losses too great
November 11th, we remember the date
While a modern war takes a turn,
"Flanders Fields" is the poem we learn.
We honour all who served this land
Wearing poppies; we salute and stand
Grateful to those who went before
To open wide our "Freedom" door.
Jacqueline Black - 2009
Wife of Sgt. W.P. Black (deceased)
Daughter of Ruby Thorne -
British War Bride
Ken Thorne - World War II Veteran