Opinion

We Remember

Daryl Young, now an Abbotsford Police constable, served five years with the Royal Marines of Great Britain. Part of that service was in Iraq. He spoke to Langley Secondary School students at a series of Remembrance Day assemblies on Thursday. - John GORDON/Langley Times
Daryl Young, now an Abbotsford Police constable, served five years with the Royal Marines of Great Britain. Part of that service was in Iraq. He spoke to Langley Secondary School students at a series of Remembrance Day assemblies on Thursday.
— image credit: John GORDON/Langley Times

Editor:

We Remember

Standing outside

this November morn

with flags at half mast

and thoughts upon war

We watch aging

veterans

with unending respect

for overseas battles

as fought in Dieppe.

On podiums they’ve

stood

for some eighty-nine

years,

our World War heroes

and their

diminishing peers

While wreaths are laid

down

by new Silver Cross

Mothers

weapons are raised

by our sons and

daughters.

For a moment

of silence

a lone bugle is sounded

a salute to our soldiers

the dead and

the wounded.

Their peacekeeping

efforts

are the pride of

our land

we salute their

strong spirits

with poppies in hand.

Elaine Belair,

Langley

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