"This poem was written by Ethel Mai George Floyd on Armistice [now Veterans] Day, evidently in 1918, since she mentions her son, Elroy, as being 16 years old. Thanks Mama."
1 May 1880 - 22 July 1956
I for two reasons celebrate
The lovely great Armistice date
We heard the news - a peaceful sign
Sixteenth birthday of that boy of mine
Each year the glad Armistice Day
Comes first - And then we lay the tray
We think of all the boys that gave
Their lives - and did their country save
And then we think of those that's here
Who also served without a fear
We fall right back then at our own
We must not leave our boy alone.
For on each grand Armistice Day
Our boy he has a glad birthday
We raise our eyes to God in prayer
For Mothers of the war graves there
And always think of what may come
An awful war may claim our own.
Thank you Uncle for sharing and caring about our family history...