Men of U.S. 64th Regiment, 7th Infantry Divisi...

Men of U.S. 64th Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, celebrate the news of the Armistice, November 11, 1918 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We will mark attendance
At the end of the parade
All the right notations
Crisply will be made
So the information
Is faithfully relayed
And needed security
Never is betrayed

All the little soldiers
Marching in a row
See the dread required
Loyalty they show
We will sound the roll call
Sadly as they go
Yet their destination
None of us may know

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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8 Responses to Attendance

  1. Brian Hughes says:

    Civvy Street appears to be the destination for most of the soldiers currently serving in the British Army after the current wave of government cuts.

  2. Always so sad to see the soldiers go off. This was lovely, Sis!! 😀

  3. So sad Sis, but needed to be written for sure. Just how much is a human life worth? Your words makes us examine that very question. Excellently written.. xxxx

  4. zainabattari says:

    Beautifully put down 🙂

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