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
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.
— LES BEAGEN, EASTBOURNE, SUSSEX.