To the editor,
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.
They fought for our country like nobody maybe would ever know; they were proud but seldom did they ever let it show.
Their lives – 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 their 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.
I write this in dedication to my late grandfather, Sidney Hopton, who was in both the First and Second World War.