The Act of Remembrance
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Jack’s poem of Remembrance. Jack Reggler was a veteran of the 22 CAR.
They did not falter, they made no sound
When their bodies fell to the ground
They were young, they were innocent and brave
Today they lie in a foreign grave
They gave their lives so others could be free
No cross on their graves because they died at sea
They cross the waters always in fear
praying quietly that no U-boat was near
They go in their planes with a wave good-bye
Flying to protect in the sky
They met the enemy they gave them chase
With many of our planes not returning to base
We should always remember those that died in wars
On the sea, in the water and on foreign shores
Let’s hope and pray that it never happens again
We will meet again, don’t know where don’t know when
Our history is full of great stories, one such is.
William Reggler wrote, ‘In my dad’s – Jack Reggler memory book, he wrote, ‘once a Guardsman, always a Guardsman’ I can think of no better words to express our love for Captain Jerry Fogerty – RSM of the Canadian Grenadiers and 1st Commanding Officer of the Guards Cadet Company. Willaim (Bill) Reggler, was also known as one of the ‘Mess Brats’ from the 50’s and 60’s Guards.
My dad Jack Reggler had so much respect for his Regimental Sergeant-Major and indeed this respect was passed onto Bill, John and Jim Reggler who were all members of the Guards Cadet Company # 2709′.
The Reggler family continues to this day supporting the 2709 Guards Cadet Company.