Hub Now: Remember Them

By November 3, 2016Remember
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We may forget how the ominous clouds

Rolled o’er the sea from a distant shore,

And called out young and precious men

And plunged them into the hell of war.

We may forget how the bulging ships

Took from our land our pride – our gems,

We may forget all this – and yet

We will always Remember Them.

We may forget those dark, dark days

When all we knew was fear and death.

When might armies met and clashed

While the whole world waited – held its breath.

We may forget how our young and brave

Filled in the breach, the tide to stem.

We may forget brave days of the past but,

We will always Remember Them.

We may forget that glorious day

When the gunfire ceased; our boys came home.

We may forget a mother’s prayer

As she knelt in the church, to grieve alone.

We may forget how close we came

To freedom’s loss, through greed of men,

We may forget all this but we vow,

We will always Remember Them.

Written by Herb Peppard,

October 17, 1984 in memory of fallen comrades.