For some of them ... tomorrow
Is a day ... they'll never see
I can't promise we'll all make it lads
But I'll do my best ... you'll see
--The Coxswain, Tony Chapman
"Never again," was the heartfelt motto,
"Lest We Forget," became the Veteran's Day theme,
But the big guns did not long stay silent
And Peace is still a will o' wisp dream
--Lest We Forget, Mike Puhallo
Ranger recognizes the D-Day Normany Landings, June 6, 1944, and all the veterans who took part in the actions of that harrowing day 65 years ago.
We will include a poem written by a friend and Vietnam Veteran, Joe Lama, in 1973:
We are the sons, your sons,
of another lost generation.
Some of us have been Lost,
Not to death, but to Hate, to Greed, to Insensitivity.
Yet a few of us are alive to life, to Optimism.
We have experienced that which you could not,
But in telling you of our Optimism,
Which we must,
We assume the risk of perpetuating The War Myth.
This is our true burden,
our true legacy.