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  1. Godot

    Godot Active Member

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    For The Fallen

    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.

    Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
    Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
    There is music in the midst of desolation
    And a glory that shines upon our tears.

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
    Straight of limb, true of eye, 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 contemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
    They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
    They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
    They sleep beyond England's foam.

    But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
    Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
    To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
    As the stars are known to the Night;

    As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
    Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
    As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
    To the end, to the end, they remain.

    ARMISTICE DAY 1920

    ARMISTICE DAY IN LONDON - UNKNOWN WARRIOR BROUGHT TO ENGLAND video newsreel film

    ARMISTICE DAY 1920 ( aka ARMISTICE DAY IN LONDON - UNKNOWN WARRIOR BROUGHT TO ENGLAND ) - British Pathe

    'When You Go Home,
    Tell Them Of Us And Say,
    For Their Tomorrow,
    We gave Our Today'.
     
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    After my cousins 20 year old son being killed in Afganistan earlier this year, I find today has a greater more raw significance to me.
    We must never be allowed to forget them, in what ever conflict they fell in.
    Be at peace Nicki.
     
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    This is not just about those who gave their Yesterdays in a long ago, half-forgotten war. It is about those who are giving their Todays right now. And those who will do the same Tomorrow.

    Remembrance Day is not just about survivors of WW1 - it is about today's young men who are risking their lives.

    It is as relevant to you and I today - the "MP3 generation" as it is to the bent old man with medals proudly pinned to his blazer.

    The British Legion need support now, and until we can learn to live in peace, they will need support tomorrow.
     
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    was on a domestic BA flight this morning and whilst the winds delayed our arrival into heathrow the captain then came on the intercom and politely called for 2 minutes silence at precisely 11 am.

    was very eerie being above the south of england gently circling in a perfectly and respectfully observed silence. very impressed.
     
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