To those who fought …

Their fear was numb, their hands were cold

They fought hard and they marched on, strong and bold

Their stories of courage and strength seldom ever told

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They fought for our country like nobody maybe not ever knows

They were proud but seldom did they ever let it show

When their lives which they fought so hard and strong

It will be just a matter of time before they’re all gone

When the wars were over they came home marching in line

Hoping the past years would be lost in time

Our soldiers fought hard and strong

So our freedom will never be gone

There is a lot these brave men choose to hide

But they came home, marching with pride

Though many of their friends and comrades died

I can only imagine when there were days they cried

But never would they let it show, their fear

But I feel that their heart felt memories were probably held close and near

Amen

To all who served our country, and remember them when we celebrate our 150th and Remembrance Day. This is dedicated to my grandfather, Sydney Hopton, now deceased, who served in both the First World War and the Second World War.

Mike Adamson

Toney River