Observation - November 10, 2017


Addy Oberlin
The Neepwa Banner & Press

I remember when I was a child during WWII that my mother woke me up in the middle of the night and we listened to the humming of the rocket flying over. These rockets were meant to go to England, but they did not always make it.

If the humming stopped we knew this rocket was coming down somewhere in Holland. We hid under the concrete stairs until it was safe to come out and go to bed again. I remember the soldier who stood motionless at the monument and was shot dead at close range. I remember hearing of men and women in uniform who came back from fighting a war and were physically, mentally and emotionally scarred for life. We sing this beautiful hymn by Henry F. Lyte “ Abide with me, fast falls the eventide.”I remember the veterans who gave up their freedom so others in a foreign country could live a life free of war and oppression. We need to remember, lest we forget.