Friday, November 11, 2005

An Honoured Son

He came this young Canadian,
From out the Golden West,
Full of courage and of faith,
Of ardor, hope, and zest.

A willing volunteer; he came -
And offered us his life -
His youth, his strength, his heart and soul
To fling into the strife.

The final sacrifice he made,
He lies in foreign earth -
Far from home, an exile
From the country of his birth.

And yet, amongst his kin he sleeps
In friendly company -
No stranger; but an Honoured Son
Of one great family.

- Anonymous

The Royal Canadian Legion

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