Don’t Miss this on Veteran’s Day
Remembrance Day is November 11 in Canada, so here is a very interesting and thought provoking poem which was sent to me. I am intentionally posting this early so those of you who wish to copy it, link to it, or otherwise “spread the word”, can do so before the day passes and we start to get inundated with Christmas advertising!
JUST A COMMON SOLDIER
(A Soldier Died Today)
He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.
And tho’ sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we’ll hear his tales no longer for old Bill…
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