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Blood splattered everywhere.

Quick

Reload

Movement

Turn

Fire

He watched as his attacker crashed nearby, blood streaming from the bullet hole through his heart, soaking his shirt.

The shooter advanced, monitoring and stalking movement on the terrain. He would not, could not, be caught unawares. His very life was at stake.

There

Quick

Crack

As the rifle shot split the air, he raised his fist in silent celebration

To himself

Survival.

Briefly.

This relentless advancement must continue, knowing at any time, he…

“Jeremy”

Mission Incomplete.

From his comfort of his bedroom Jeremy responded, “In here”.

Some wonder if young men like Jeremy today would sacrifice their future hopes and dreams to fight for the right of others in the future to hope and to dream. 

Just as they did in the past, young men and woman have and will respond.

On this Remembrance Day, from the comfort of our bedrooms, let us honour all those who responded in the past,

Honour those who will respond today.

Honour those who will never be home again.

Honour them.

(Annual re-post)