It was the Veteran, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It was the Veteran, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It was the Veteran, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It was the Veteran, not the police,
Who has given us the right to be secure in our persons.
It was the Veteran, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the right to demonstrate.
It is the Veteran, not the politician,
Who defends our Nation
Royal Canadian Air Force
per ardua ad astra
**** A Legend In Our Time ****
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For the Fallen
They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Laurence Binyon (bio)
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed,
and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights
with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee (bio)
412 Sqn RCAF
Honours and Awards Dinner - May 10
Next Meeting - Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 146 Barrie - Banquet Room (upstairs)
Tuesday, May 13 (Executive - 6:45pm General - 7:15pm)
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