They were so young (average age was 18-22 years). We can not remember them but we can be grateful for their ultimate sacrifice. American President Woodrow Wilson said World War 1 was the war to end all wars. How wrong he was.
Twenty-one years later World War 2 began. The veterans who survived that awful war are mostly gone now too; those who remain are aged. We can remember them -- and those who fought in wars since then.
Many of my generation's sons were killed or crippled in the Gulf
|Corporal Nathan Cirillo on the left
shortly before being shot.
Yesterday I came across some actual film footage from a battle of World War 1. It made me think of the forgotten soldier's grave in Clearwater Cemetery near Beaumont, Alberta, Canada. See link below.
[Click on the image below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSwGT_-WrhE for World War 1 film footage of intense battle.]