At every reunion there is an undercurrent of sadness,
For it’s focus is on things long gone by.
Never forgotten again and the people involved,
Who left a legacy of camaraderie that never has died.
Aged in memories from the distant past,
Are brought to the fore and put on display.
As tales are told about the battle once engaged in,
When youth was at its peak and carried the day.
Pictures will be created of many memorable scenes,
Some slightly tempered by the passage of time.
But still very vivid in the eyes of its owner,
Having been deeply etched in the recesses of the mind.
Names will be recalled of those who are absent,
Bringing forth images of faces that never knew age.
Yet kept in the thoughts of all who are here,
Because they are much more than a name on a page
Donald A. Chase
15th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division