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Remembrance Sunday is the 12th November
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Remembrance Sunday is the 12th November  Reply with quote

They shall grow not old

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 s*n and in the morning
We will remember them.

From Laurence Binyon's poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always have dad on my mind this time of year. Wasn't a fatality of war but was almost. Hero in my eyes.
Thanks for the thread Alice.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont want to appear heartless in any way, and do fully respect all who suffered injuries and Died in hostilities, and their loved ones left behind, but I think its A bit early yet,I prefer to get Halloween out of the way first.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have started selling poppies and I am wearing mine with pride.  As far as I am concerned it is never to early to honour those who gave their lives so bravely!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the few

Heads bent solemnly in remembrance
As the prayers of thanks are read
Those here have walked the byways of the dead
And have brought tales for the young
That death may not visit them so easily
Seas of faces that should be so much more
Line the walkway of the monarch
Who has stood with them since youth
And still stands now
As they do
Hymns lace the air
And many fly with the notes
Scenes pass before their eyes for a moment
Then are gone
As they pull themselves forward to the now
As the last post echoes through the hills
Of lands that have been torn, or part of war
And the tears roll out of the buglers mouth
And join the tracks on the faces of the few
And then silence

Silent contemplation

Then reveille
And the remembrance that life follows death
And will for all time

But not all is black this day
For happy times are shared
Of battles fought
And friends met once again
Who many thought had gone long ago

Songs of their time are re-enacted
And Churchill lives again through the actors art
And many return to those speeches
And remember their resolve in those dark days

Fluttering butterfly wings of banners
Carried by those once arthritic
Have made the final push to stand and be counted
Marching to the songs of their lands
Men stand to see them pass
Though regiments that held their names
Have gone into histories archives

Then the march to end all marches
As the warriors of old give it their all
As if their youth had revisited them
And the streets are lined with the grateful
And those who came for their own reasons
And the waves follow them
Lapping gently at their heels
Until every space is filled outside the place of Royalty
And then the beast of war awakens
And flies over as it did in the days of need
Red petals cascade upon the watchers
And a nations heart opens
Filling the air
And says thank you

Ann-Marie Spittle
2006
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nice Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember Me
(The voice of the dead)

Remember me
Duty called and I went to war
Though I'd never fired a gun before
I paid the price for your new day
As all my dreams were blown away

Remember me
We all stood true as whistles blew
And faced the shell and stench of Hell
Now battle's done, there is no sound
Our bones decay beneath the ground
We cannot see, or smell, or hear
There is no death, or hope or fear

Remember me
Once we, like you, would laugh and talk
And run and walk and do the things that you all do
But now we lie in rows so neat
Beneath the soil, beneath your feet

Remember me
In mud and gore and the blood of war
We fought and fell and move no more
Remember me, I am not dead
I'm just a voice within your head

Harry Riley
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liverpool's Lord Mayor will lead the annual service of Remembrance today at St George’s Hall Plateau.
Amongst those taking part in the Ceremony will be Eleven year old  Jack Topping from St Edwards College, Liverpool, who has recently been signed by Decca records,. He will sing ‘Be still My Soul’. Young Jack was also booked on last nights Celebrity bill performance in front of the Queenat at the BBC Festival of Remembrance  at the Royal Albert Hall .
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love  Gary Miller, Lord Mayor and great stuff young Jack!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd just like to add here, that I agree with Bryan Adams. I quote:

We must always honour our dead. But today let's also remember war heroes who can never forget


Bryan might be a singer but he is also a brilliant photographer....

We must always honour our dead. But today let's also remember war heroes who can never forget


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