Alexander Kaye Ogilvie
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Alexander Kaye Ogilvie
b. July 15, 1889
d. November 21, 1918
This piece is dedicated to a man that.
I never had the pleasure to have known.
Though the blood of his forefathers
mingles with my own.
A man just reaching his prime
A man who left this world
Long before his time.
Did he have a girl?
This I don't know,
But a Loving family he did have
Oh! And they loved him so!
He did his duty and did what he thought to be right.
He toiled and labored in freedoms mighty fight.
To his family he gave great pride.
It was on November 12, 1918
I am not sure if it was early or late,
when he was to take his last flight.
I don't know if he ever knew that Victory
had been proclaimed on that day....for he was in the
air over France.
He lost his wings on that day...
and on November 21, 1918
he lost is life on foreign soil...
with his family so very far away.
This Dear man was my Great Uncle,
An Uncle that would never know the joy
of his own children.
A man that would never
hold his nieces and nephews in his lap.
He never saw his Sisters or Brother married.
His mother wrote this of him,
in words that only a mother can;
... Is it needful to speak of the dear one
Who made the supreme sacrifice;
For the love of mankind and his country
He journeyed and paid the big price.
We laid him to rest in God's acre
In Crown Hill on the Government lot,
Which will always be tenderly cared for
And his mem'ry will ne're be forgot.
But our hearts are so sad and so lonely,
For his face we shall never see more
Till the time when our labors are ended
And we meet on eternity's shore.......
Barbara Jane Kaye OGILVIE
written in July, 1924
At this writing this family is at last,
each and everyone
with their hero and beloved one...
Sisters and brother, Mom and Dad alike.
I take my hat off to him and
all the rest whether an early grave,
in which they found their rest,
or those that Marched on and lived these memories
and in some way preserved the memories of those that have
for you and I at such a great cost.
Julia K. Hogston
Feburary 19, 2000
Lest We Forget
As we celebrate Veteran's day
Let us remember ALL who have fought and paid for
The Native American
For all of these have fought for our Freedom,
And Many whom paid for it with a grave!
Being American ,
does not leave us to our Veteran's day alone.
For we are from the roots of many of those fights,
And many of our forefathers fought for our rights.
So let us remember to go beyond our shores
And remember the ones that gave
their lives long long before!
For if Man had never fought for freedom on those
far away shores
in those distant days of yore,
Whom could guess, what today would have
And let us not forget all those young men and women
who in time of peace,
have kept their vigilant watch from shore to shore.
by Julia K. Hogston
April 28, 1998