Friday, November 11, 2011

Lest We Forget

Lest we forget
The fallen souls
Their brave, courageous
Costly roles.

Lest we forget
The Fathers who
Broke children’s hearts
To fight for you.

Lest we forget
What went before,
The crumbling, humbling
Cost of war.

Today we remember fallen soldiers - people who selflessly gave their lives for our freedom. Courageous, selfless people who valued our liberty above all else.

Today we remember that these people are real heroes... not celebrities, cartoon heroes or cult icons. These soldiers, the ones who fell in battle, those are heroes.

I told my son all about WW1 and WW2 last year. He loves to learn and is moved each Armistice Day to tears. He's in school today where he will by now have marked the day with a 2 minute silence, just as I did and just as so many millions of others did too.

Lest we forget. Lest we allow our children to forget. For while the memory is fresh and painful, so is the fear of this ever happening again prominent.

As it should be.

Rest, now, men. The battle's done.

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