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Message 1900317 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 20:22:04 UTC

The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month.


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 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 condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with 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.

Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)


Lest we forget.
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Message 1900318 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 20:26:12 UTC

Lest we forget.

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Message 1900326 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 20:49:28 UTC - in response to Message 1900318.  

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Message 1900337 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 21:11:44 UTC - in response to Message 1900326.  

Lest we forget.

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Message 1900363 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 21:58:50 UTC

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Message 1900415 - Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 1:03:42 UTC - in response to Message 1900363.  

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Message 1900422 - Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 1:51:56 UTC

A man I'm proud to call Uncle, Kieth Fiscus.

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Message 1900560 - Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 18:40:40 UTC

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Message 1900620 - Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 0:49:17 UTC

Accompanied my father and my only remaining uncle to the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington. Moving experience.
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