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Our Brave Men

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

By Berni Alder

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WE have been reading The Bugle avidly over the last few months with special reference to the articles about the First World War. My wife's Nan's brother was killed at Ypres but we don't know a whole lot about it.

She did go to Belgium many years ago to see the trenches and went to the Menin Gate to find his name engraved there.

It was very moving for her and her family. I do think it is so important to keep memories alive especially with respect to our children for whom the Great War is so far back in time.

I know when you talk to them and explain things they do understand and appreciate what their ancestors went through.

We have so much to thank you all for and many thanks to The Bugle for portraying the stories of ordinary folk so sympathetically.

As the anniversary of the commencement of the Great War is here I felt moved to write this poem. I hope Bugle readers like it.

Berni Alder,

26, St. Michael's Way,

Tividale Quays,

Dudley.

I would like to say thanks and my respect to The Bugle,

For their hard work covering the centenary and not being frugal.

All the Old Soldiers would be beaming with pride and joy,

The way The Bugle has portrayed the true story without telling a lie.

We are all proud of our heroes who fought in the Great War,

And many of them not knowing what they were fighting for.

We are all so proud of them, it fills us all with pride,

The way our brave men faced adversity, with nowhere to hide.

Thank you all our brave heroes who fought and brought the war to a cease,

And God bless you all and sincerely hope that you all rest in peace.

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