[WWI] Ode to Vets Everywhere

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Wed Nov 10 14:27:58 EST 2010

Thanks for that, Fred. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fred Hultberg" <oletcherfred at yahoo.com> 
To: wwi at wwi-models.org 
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:01:17 AM 
Subject: [WWI] Ode to Vets Everywhere 

A friend sent this as author unknown: 

To my brothers and sisters past and present!.Please remember us the 11th....Harv 

old and paunchy 
And his hair was falling fast, 
And he sat around the Legion, 
Telling stories of the past. 

Of a war that he once fought in 
And the deeds that he had done, 
In his exploits with his buddies; 
They were heroes, every one. 

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors 
His tales became a joke, 
All his buddies listened quietly 

For they knew whereof he spoke. 

But we'll hear his tales no longer, 
For old Bob has passed away, 
And the world's a little poorer 
For a Soldier died today. 

He won't be mourned by many, 
Just his children and his wife. 
For he lived an ordinary, 
Very quiet sort of life. 

He held a job and raised a family, 
Going quietly on his way; 
And the world won't note his passing, 
'Tho a Soldier died today. 

When politicians leave this earth, 
Their bodies lie in state, 
While thousands note their passing, 
And proclaim that they were great. 

Papers tell of their life stories 

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