Drum­head Ser­vice

Evergreen - - Clippings -

It it re­ally sixty years to­day That our lives were turned up­side

down? To me it seems like yesterday This Septem­ber af­ter­noon in

these gar­dens It is quiet and peace­ful, but with

an air of ten­sion There are gath­ered here, women

and men.

Mu­sic is heard, yes it’s a band Time for ev­ery­one to stand The Le­gion ban­ners proudly

car­ried, With mil­i­tary style and civic grace Then fol­low vet­er­ans, at slower

pace Some march with aid, some by

chair, are car­ried.

Muster com­plete, stan­dards now

all meet At the drum, as they did in bat­tle The par­son reads the les­son And gives his bless­ing.

Stan­dards raised, the colonel

salutes the pa­rade The air is chill and damp, with

set­ting sun Pa­rade dis­missed, their work is

done. We re­mem­ber those who gave

their to­mor­row for our to­day, In the morn­ing and with the go­ing

down of the sun.


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