A soldier's farewell to his mum.

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    We all write that final letter to loved ones when we start a tour of combat duty, hoping that it will never be opened. For most of us it isn’t and we rip it up when we return. For others, it is the last thing a mother will hear from her son.

    Rifleman Cyrus Thatcher was one of the unlucky ones. He was nineteen when he was killed by a bomb in Afghanistan seven weeks ago. His mother has released the letter to a British newspaper. Following are the words of a proud soldier and a young son.

    Rest in peace Cyrus. You shall not be forgotten. Condolences to his family.
     
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    amen
     
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    I have something in my eye! RIP Cyrus!
     
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    Yeh. The room got kinda dusty for me too.
     
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    RIP Brave Solider.
     
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    No words are necessary. Let this remind us all of the fallen heroes of all our countries. The Americans. The British. The Canadians...and others too. All who have lost young men
    in this god foresaken land.

    Bless 'em all.
     
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    very moving, a great loss.
     
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    I watched an interview with Cyrus Thatcher’s mother and father on TV this morning. Not being a parent myself, I can only imagine the pain the parents of this fallen soldier are feeling. I do believe, however, some of that pain will hopefully be alleviated by pride in having raised such an outstanding and noble young man.

    It makes me feel ashamed that I don’t tell my family how much I love them often enough.


    Why are they selling poppies, mummy?
    Selling poppies in town today
    The poppies, child are flowers of love
    For the men who marched away
    But, why have they chosen a poppy, mummy?
    Why not a beautiful rose?
    Because, my child, men fought and died
    In the fields where poppies grow
    But why are the poppies so red, mummy?
    Why are the poppies so red?
    Red is the colour of blood, my child
    The blood our soldiers shed
    The heart of the poppy is black, mummy
    Why does it have to be black?
    Black my child, is the symbol of grief
    For the men who never came back
    But, why mummy, are you crying so?
    Your tears are giving you pain
    My tears are my fears for you my child
    For the world is forgetting again.
     
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    It takes very loving parents to raise such a loving son or daughter. Bootneck, you're so right, we should tell those we love how much we love them. I've a feeling this young man doesn't need us to worry about RIP, seems his peace was made before his end of time on this little blue ball.
     

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