For The Fallen: Lest We Forget

Every year I watch the service at the Cenotaph with pride as we observe moments of silence to remember the fallen. While the official Armistice Day is the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, today is Remembrance Sunday here in the UK and so I would like to share a tribute to the millions of people who have given (and who continue to give) their lives in war. I will never forget your sacrifice.

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Ode of Remembrance, taken from ‘For The Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon, 1914

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

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.

 

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