Saturday 10 November 2012

Lest We forget.

Tomorrow we gether out thoughts for those lost in wars around the world. Not just World War one and two. But every war and conflict around the world.

To All the fallen soldiers, fighting for our freedom. Thank you. Your actions are worthy of applause, thanks and respect. My sincere thoughts are with you, your friends and family.
And to the families in war torn nations, caught in the crossfire I light a candle for you, in hope peace comes soon. 

Wear your poppy with pride. Even Naughtybike has hers!

As always Naughtybike sits there. Not giving a damn, but proudly sporting her poppy

I'll keave this post with Poet Laurence Binyon's Poem
For the fallen.
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. 

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