Canada Veterans Hall of Valour


Who are these men
who march so proud
who quietly weep
eyes closed, heads bowed?
These are the men
who once were boys
who missed out on youth
and all its joys.

Who are these men
with aged faces
who silently count
the empty spaces?
These are the men
who gave their all
who fought for their country
for freedom for all.

Who are these men
with sorrowful look
who can still remember
the lives that were took?
These are the men
who saw young men die.
The price of peace
is always high.

Who are these men
who in the midst of pain
whispered comfort to those
they would not see again?
These are the men
whose hand held tomorrow
who brought back our future
with blood, tears and sorrow.

Who are these men
who promise to keep
alive in their hearts
the ones God holds asleep?
These are the men
to whom I promise again
Veterans, my friends,
I WILL REMEMBER THEM.

By Jodie Johnson
19th May, 1996
She was 11 years old.