Robert's Prayer (Bring Him Home)
100 years ago Germany declared war on Europe.
To all the fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers all over the world that gave their lives for their families, their countries and their freedom.
For those who returned home.
For those who didn’t.
For those who came back heroes.
For those who came back disgraced.
For the boys that left home and returned as men.
For the soldiers that closed their eyes at night only to see the war replay in their minds.
To the nurses and doctors who risked their own lives to preserve the lives of the brave men and boys.
To the courageous families they left behind that waited with anxiety and prayers.
To the wives who spent lonely nights awake.
To the children who wondered when their fathers would return
To the mothers who let their sons go.
To the fathers who fought by their sides.
To the brothers who waited for their stories when they returned.
To the sisters who shed tears of hope and fear.
Also to the families that opened their homes to the wounded soldiers returned from the battlefield and who sacrificed much of their former lives to make way for a very different one.
Here’s to 100 years of remembrance of pain and suffering, of horror and hell, of fear and nightmares.
Here’s to 100 years of continuing joy and victory, of hope and heaven, of home and peace.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
"If I am asked what we are fighting for, I can reply in two sentences. In the first place, to fulfil a solemn international obligation … an obligation of honor which no self-respecting man could possibly have repudiated. I say, secondly, we are fighting to vindicate the principle that small nationalities are not to be crushed in defiance of international good faith at the arbitrary will of a strong and overmastering Power."
~Premier Asquith, Statement, to House of Commons, Declaration of War with Germany, August 4, 1914.
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