PILGRIMAGE TOUR 2001!!
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During the five days our tour group visited the several
French villages in the northern Lorraine district, we spent a few
hours in Grossbliederstroff where a monument has been erected to
honor the soldiers of the 70th Infantry Division who gave
their lives for the liberation of the town in February 1945. In
addition to viewing the excellent museum we were welcomed by the
mayor along with the flag waving children from the elementary school
that adjoins the museum. One of the children passed a card to
Phyllis with the following:
All the children of the Earth
Want to shake hands
To live and work together as brothers
For a better tomorrow.
No more hatred, no more frontiers
No more graves along our roads
We wish in our exaltation
To forge a great destiny.
Translation by J & G Nothnagle. While the author of this
piece is unknown, it was appropriate for the occasion.