Vernon Legion Remembrance Day chairman Ron Heuman (back right) visits Lisa Quiring’s Grade 6/7 class at BX elementary school

Vernon Legion Remembrance Day chairman Ron Heuman (back right) visits Lisa Quiring’s Grade 6/7 class at BX elementary school

BX students honour veterans

Grade 6/7 students at BX elementary school in Vernon have the honour of reading out their poem at Remembrance Day services

  • Dec. 18, 2013 3:00 p.m.

Editor’s note: Every year, the Royal Canadian Legion Vernon Branch 25 asks an elementary school in Vernon to write a poem for Remembrance Day. This year’s poem was written by BX elementary school students Jessee Harman and Ryleigh McKenzie, who read it at the Nov. 11 service at Kal Tire Place.

Remember Me

Just remember them

Duty called and they went to war

though they had never fired a gun before

they paid the price for our new day

as all their thoughts had gone away

They were told to fire

and no surrender

But now that is all over

now they lie under ground with crosses over their hearts

Beneath the soil, like a dart

Ruff ground they crawled

with bad source of food and water

They fought and fell and now move no more

But just remember they have now past but will always be remembered because they fought until they couldn’t fight no more.