by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Monday Nov 9th, 2009
My parents are sport fanatics! My Grandfather,Bill Grimm on my mother side, with my Great-Uncle(Warren O. "Wedge" Grimm) were named "Walter Camp's All-American" in football on the West Coast.
Lt. Warren O. "Wedge" Grimm (March 9, 1888 - November 11, 1919), An All-American at the University of Washington and an officer in the United States Army, he served with distinction as part of the American Expeditionary Force Siberia stationed in Russia in 1918-1919. He was assassinated on November 11, 1919, by members of the IWW (Wobblies) during the Centralia Massacre in Washington State.
You would have thought having gone through the horrors of it themselves in the First World War they would have never done it again. At least the children who had had to go through the war, those men that had to go through the Hell would never have wanted to send their children into war again, but they did! It doesn't seem to take them long to forget the horrors and Hell of war!
In Flanders Fields". It goes on:
"Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from falling hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow--In Flanders Fields!
Ted Rudow III,MA