Our Loss Is Our Gain

Sherbrooke Record - - REMEMBRANCE DAY -

The world of the time was thrown into tur­moil.

The ex­pan­sion­ists ver­sus the sta­tus quo.

Europe was the cen­tre of con­flict for the most part.

The par­tic­i­pants came from all over the globe

form­ing two op­po­nents.

Wars cause dev­as­ta­tion to land and to life.

Land can be re­stored to orig­i­nal state while lives can only be mem­o­ries.

But it is these mem­o­ries that tell us the story of your brav­ery in ac­tion in fight­ing a wrong. You're not here to­day to en­joy all the com­forts for which you gave your life nor for the free­doms we have.

We have lost a great num­ber of beau­ti­ful peo­ple, in wars of de­struc­tion, to gain for all time the goal of free­dom.

While you lie in your grave, you are never for­got­ten.

Your mem­ory lives on in the hearts and minds of your coun­try­man.

Your graves are not ne­glected

as you have earned the re­spect

of coun­tries far and wide.

And for that they pay homage.

Your stones are pre­served,

your grounds kept im­mac­u­late.

you stand proud and tall

in the eyes of one and all.

Thank you, sons and daugh­ters of the world,

Chil­dren of God, who acted in the in­ter­est of good over evil. You have earned your place in Par­adise.

David Ed­mond Granby

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