For the Fallen…
The following by Laurence Binyon is an exerp from his tribute to the soldiers who fought valiently during World War I. however over the last century it has come to encompass all those who’ve dedicated, and even given their lives to uphold the freedom we all take for granted. and so i recite to you, as i have ever since my grandmother tought me, and all through the years during parades as a Cadet, and as a Royal Marine, and now finally as just a guy enjoying his freedom with his family, and hope that we all remember.
“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…