Lest We forget

Tomorrow Ian & I will be heading to our local War Memorial to stand alongside military personnel young & old, some who have bravely fought & others who have yet to face battle & we hope they never will have to. 
It’s always so sobering but also in a strange way up lifting to see the amount of people who come out to say “Thank You” considering it is a fairly small village community.
I’m not ashamed to say we shed a few tears remembering those we’ve lost & an extra tear will be shed tomorrow for a dear friend who lost his battle to cling on to life today.
RIP Tony.




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.
Lest We Forget.

In Flanders Fields 

John McCrae,
 May 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
 We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing 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.

Posted on November 12, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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