Remembrance Day

(words: Laurie Heatherington / tune: Mike Sparks)

War tossed our golden youth away
In Flanders field and desert sand
On the far shore of Goosegreen Bay
Gallipoli's long and blood-soaked strand

We went because though hating war
We valued freedom even more
We went because though hating war
We valued freedom even more

High in the sky, beneath the sea
The Gulf's oppressive blistering heat
A shell-torn beach in Normandy
A quiet Londonderry Street

It matters little where or when
Cold death embraced as we fought
Only recall when we were there
It was not glory that we sought

2003 Heatherington/Sparks