- ‘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’.
- The “Ode of Remembrance” is an ode taken from Laurence Binyon‘s poem, “For the Fallen“, which was first published in The Times in September 1914.
This month I’m following Cathy Zielske’s prompt of documenting 30 days of thankful. November seems to be the perfect month for this, it’s Thanksgiving for my American friends, and It’s the month of remembering and being grateful, for those that have died in all wars, so we can have freedom. In the UK we wear poppies to remember and this culminates on the nearest Sunday to the 11th of November where members of the Royal Family, the Prime Minister and leaders of all political parties take part in the National Service of Remembrance. It it so poignant seeing the poppy wreaths being laid at the Cenotaph and watching, as old and not so old soldiers and ex soldiers march and in a lot of cases are wheeled past, so proud remembering old comrades. In cities, towns and villages services are held and wreaths are laid at war memorials.
|Pte. A W Dermott aged 18|
Have a peaceful weekend….