'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

19 September 2010

Sunday Kipling

Dedicated this 19 September, 2010 to the memory of our beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend Major Kenneth Webb. Killed near Mosul Iraq on 19 September, 2005.

Rest in peace Ken. You are with us forever.


"Cities and Thrones and Powers"

Cities and Thrones and Powers
Stand in Time's eye,
Almost as long as flowers,
Which daily die:
But, as new buds put forth
To glad new men,
Out of the spent and unconsidered Earth
The Cities rise again.

This season's Daffodil,
She never hears
What change, what chance, what chill,
Cut down last year's;
But with bold countenance,
And knowledge small,
Esteems her seven days' continuance,
To be perpetual.

So Time that is o'er-kind
To all that be,
Ordains us e'en as blind,
As bold as she:
That in our very death,
And burial sure,
Shadow to shadow, well persuaded, saith,
"See how our works endure!"


Borepatch said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, and wonder how it is that this country is blessed to have such men.

Six said...

From the family, thanks BP. As long as we can still produce such we'll continue to be a great nation.

Sarge said...

Yes by all means thank you BP and six he was a wonderful son,brother,husband,friend and a hell of a Soldier. He is missed more than words can say.

Anonymous said...

Anniversaries have to be the toughest.
My condolences to your family and thankfulness for his sacrifice.


Six said...

Thanks Dick.