70 years on and I think our soldiers deserve to be remembered so here in my little corner of the internet I am remembering in two of my favourite and most powerful ways with a poem and a photograph. We should always remember them.
I Stand Here Now
by Tony Chapman
I stand here now
Amongst ... brave men
With whom ... I've stood before
The last time ... when we landed
On June 6th of '44
Back then ... we were all young men
Eighteen or little more
Their lives ... cut short ... that morning
On this distant ... windswept shore
I stand here now ... and wonder
What would they ... have become
Had they survived ... that morning
Their lives ... allowed full run
One thing ... I know ... for certain
Of which ... there is ... no doubt
These brave young men
My pals ... from then
Would be ... old
White haired ... with wrinkled brow
Just like me ...
As I stand here .. now.
And lastly a quote from the Kohima Epitaph:
" When you go home, tell them of us and say,
for their tomorrow, we gave our today"
We will remember them.