Our Loss Is Our Gain
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