|Mother's Day this year brings thoughts of Dear Mom
to many a serviceman who won't have the opportunity to express his
affection. The visit home, the flowers, candy, and other gifts may not be
possible this year. But there will be other, happier Mothers' Days ahead.
That thought has been put into simple and sincere verses by one young man overseas, and his tribute to his mother and the mothers of our servicemen is being used as a greeting by his comrades. Private Warren Westlund, formerly of Eau Claire, now stationed in New Guinea, sent the poem to his mother, Mrs. Martha Westlund of Chippewa Falls. It was also sent by Private John Roessler to his mother, Mrs. J. Roessler of Eau Claire. It is credited to Private Edward Duechter. All of the boys are stationed at the same place in New Guinea.
Although we have a rule against publishing poems during the present paper shortage, when so many other items have priority on space, we are printing this Mother's Day tribute.
Gee, Mom, it seems like ages
Millions of other service men
Each night before I go to sleep
I cannot send you flowers, Mom,
When this war is over