Claudette speaks for many of us.
I was trying to write something about this, but the words could not capture the shiver I get inside, the incipient tears trembling on the verge of falling when I say these words:
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.” ~ Laurence Binyon
Although those words were written back in 1914, specifically about WW1, they mean more to me than that. For over a decade, as my first employment, I worked with the Defence Department. I worked alongside friends and colleagues who might one day be encapsulated by those words. I remember the worry that I felt at the thought someone I knew might have to go to war, and that stays with me to this…
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