to an airman

To unseen heights from north, south, east and west
You face grave dangers on each flying quest
But deeds well done will be as stepping stones
To safeguard British in all danger zones!

God give you strength and skill your foes to meet
And always shield you from harm and defeat,
Till Victory’s glad voice again we raise
In hymns to God, of thankfulness and praise

Till then we still will bravely trust and pray
That God will safely guard you night and day,
Till evil plots and foes shall surely fail,
And Liberty and Peace once more prevail!

Florence Clee Uk 1918 … a reminder of the sacrifices made to keep us safe
please keep them safe by staying in the comfort of your own home  …

photo is my grandfather off to serve in WWI ..  a soldier not an airman

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    • so true Jules, all those risking their own lives to save ours … from medical personnel to supermarket staff and all those others making a huge effort to see us through ❤

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  1. Touching, Kate. Crafting words such as these to sustain a people, the poet did her part. Now, a century later, it’s our turn to do ours. I’d wager we can manage to curb social activity for a few weeks.

    Not on the internet, though. Here we can chat away!

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  2. Wonderful photo!
    Thank you to your grandfather and everyone who has served
    This is a beautiful tribute, Kate!
    Yes, many have served, some even died, to keep us safe and free. We must now return the favor to them.
    (((HUGS)))

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