This poem was written by 14 year old British girl
Elizabeth Tucker from Hampshire, England and presented to an 81 year
old squadron leader at the 60th anniversary
of the Battle Of Britain
Just To Say Thank You
The sun sets slowly over the
gives them a golden hue
stones marking the bones
veterans of World War Two.
engraved with years too short
years, by far, too few
the men who lie in these graves
willing to give them for you.
these brave souls were willing to do
fought and they died in most horrible ways
secure this freedom for you.
our Nation master the spirit
the red, white and blue
And offer the last full measure of
those boys in World War Two.
we run to lands far away
know, others did do,
Unwilling to fight, to do what is right
those heroes in World War Two.
came in blue and khaki and white
what they had to do
without flight, to stand up for right
soldiers of World War Two.
stopped one to thank him
freedom he purchased for you
ever considered, where you’d be today
hadn’t followed through.
slowly their numbers dwindle
there are just a few
the time while you still have the chance
a veteran of World War Two.