‘Heroes’: My Remembrance Day poem

The Editor, My name is Debbie Preuss and I have been a Surrey resident for many years now. I thoroughly enjoy your newspaper.

I wrote a poem a couple of years ago for Remembrance Day and many people have said I should send it to you for consideration to print in your paper on Nov. 11:

HEROES They were the heroes, those who’d fight Through the longest, darkest night To keep the freedom, in this land They fought together, hand in hand So many lives lost in the wars Families crushed, to their very cores Uncertainty loomed, would they come home?

Or would their families be left alone?

Mothers, Fathers, siblings too Friends and spouses, gathered in the pew To pray for those away at war Anticipating their arrival, at the door Many of them died in battle

Amid gunfire and tanks a-rattle These heroes died to keep us free They saw things, no man should see Through the heat of day, or chill of night These forces were ready to stand and fight Many were wounded, despite their skill Their aging bodies, remind them still The men and women of the armed forces Are heroes that our country endorses We must pray for those still in the fight That God would keep them through the night That He would hold tight their family And bless the veterans, who kept us free Thank you veterans, we’ll not forget The sacrifices you made, we’re in your debt May God bless you every day May we never forget to pray That God would say close at your side As you fight for us, in Him abide Through the longest, darkest night You are our heroes, fighting for the right

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