Re: Army Rumour Service Book of Remembrance, Afghanistan
Thank you for this thread.
The impact and consequences of choices made have left a lasting impression on those that remain.
Kit, not a day goes by when you are not in my thoughts.
I hope I am better for having known you, but wish you were still here with us in body as well as in spirit.
I came across this a couple of years ago I hope you like it..
Who are these men?
Who are these men who march so proud.
Who quietly weep, eyes closed, head bowed?
These are the men who once were boys,
Who missed out on youth and all its joys,
Who are these men with aged faces,
Who silently count the empty spaces?
These are the men who gave there all,
Who fought for their country, for freedom, for all.
Who are these men with sorrowful look,
Who can still remember the lives that were took?
These are the men who saw young men die,
The price of peace is always high.
Who are these men who in the midst of pain,
Whispered comfort to those who would not see again?
These are the men whose hands held tomorrow,
Who brought back our future with blood, tears and sorrow.
Who are these men who promise to keep,
Alive in their hearts the ones God holds asleep?
These are the men to whom I promise again:
Veterans, my friends, I will remember them.