Remembrance Day

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  1. harold bain

    harold bain Registered User
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    Here in Canada today is Remembrance Day when we think about those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom and way of life.
    The Toronto Sun's editorial page had the following poem, by Stan Durrant:

    "I see you on the bridge
    the overpass as well
    I don't know your names
    But your heartache I can tell.

    Just a few days ago
    I was in a foreign land
    doing everything I could
    to lend a helping hand.

    I was far away from home
    not Canada for sure
    I missed my friends and family
    I suffered and endured

    I served my country proudly
    Afghanistan as well
    I wonder if it was worth it
    sometimes it was a living hell

    I see you waving flags
    saluting me as well
    but it's time for me to go,
    no longer can I dwell

    I wish you peace and happiness
    as I'm lowered in my grave
    please remember me
    and think of me as brave"

    Our major highway here (the 401) has been designated the "Highway of Heros" as it is the path taken by our war dead in their return home. People line the overpasses in homage, when it is announced another is making this trip.
    Andy Donato used this poem in today's editorial cartoon.
     
  2. Mike306p/Ansoniaman

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    Nice Tribute Harold.
    Here in the U S A , it is Veterans Day . I might take this time to, Thank ALL, that served OUR COUNTRY.:) Mike
     
  3. Kevin W.

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    I was on that stretch of highway back in the early summer.I really thought about all those men and women who gave their lives for the freedoms Canadians enjoy.My dad was a ww2 vet and he would have been 85 years old.
    I like the poem also Harold.
     
  4. harold bain

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    Kevin, it brought a tear to my eye as I read it. My father was a control tower operator in Scotland during WW11. My mother was a war bride.
     
  5. Kevin W.

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    Thanks for sharing this poem Harold and about your family as well.
    I also had a tear too when i read it, i think most people would.
     
  6. John Hubby

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    Harold, very appropriate and moving tribute to our servicemen and women who protect our freedom every day. Thanks!! :thumb::thumb:
     

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