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Saturday Centus – Wk#161 – Prompt: “All gave some. Some gave all.” – 106 words – “Life Eternal”

31 May

Row by row they passed, young, straight and true to their wish to serve when their nation called. Into battle they went. When war was done, they returned. All gave some. Some gave all.

Each year they gathered to remember those who gave all. As is the way with time, their ranks grew less, their walk less straight. They reminisced their time with those who had joined their friends in life eternal.

Eventually all will pass. I imagine them again marching straight and true once more united. They’ll not be forgotten.

We will remember them and what they have given when we say, “Lest we forget.”

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4 Comments

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in 2. Saturday Centus

 

4 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#161 – Prompt: “All gave some. Some gave all.” – 106 words – “Life Eternal”

  1. Viki

    June 2, 2013 at 03:01

    Truer words were never spoken to honor the veterans. Great job!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 2, 2013 at 23:17

      Thanks for the comment.

      Here in Australia I spent our equivalent day, ANZAC Day, filming ceremonies in three towns so I could donate DVDs to the veterans. I know so few of my father’s old WWII battalion are still with us and imagined how they must feel to see their dwindling numbers.

       
  2. Jenny Matlock

    June 7, 2013 at 12:47

    I think this sentiment is the same the world over.

    So many of us see the sacrifice.

    And the honor.

    It seems like we can never, ever do enough to express our thanks to so many.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 10, 2013 at 06:35

      Thanks for the comment.

      I agree, the sentiments are not restricted to one country. Our local days for veterans (ANZAC Day in April and Remembrance Day in November) include former U.S. service people now living here with us.

       

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