Monday 4 August 2014

4 August 1914-2014: "Lest we forget" - Place a candle in the window tonight to remember our valiant dead - RIP

Age shall not weary them...

The Fallen
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 condemn.
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 the foam
-- Lawrence Binyon, The Fallen, September 1914

Lest we forget...




1 comment:

umblepie said...

Thank you for this post.
'May they rest in peace.Amen.'