Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

On a cold November Sunday morn, an old man sits a while

Looking though old photographs, he can’t help but smile

They’re all there, all the boys, with hair cut short and neat

Uniforms of khaki, strong black boots upon their feet.

They met as strangers but soon became like brothers to the end

Smiling at the camera, there could be no truer friends.

They all took the Queen’s shilling, went off to fight the hun,

Soon learnt the pain of loss once the fighting had begun.

So many never made it home, lost on foreign shores

Many more were injured and would be the same no more.

The old man’s eyes mist with tears as he remembers every face

Each of his fallen brothers and the killing which took place

He proudly dons his beret, his blazer and his tie

For today he will remember the ones who fell and died.

On his chest there is a poppy, a blaze of scarlet on the blue

He steps out into the cold, he has a duty he must do

Once at the cenotaph he stands amongst the ranks

Of those who marched to war and those who manned the tanks,

He bows his head in reverence, as the last post begins to play

And he wonders what will happen at the ending of his days

Will anyone remember? Will anybody care?

About the lads so far from home whose life was ended there?

I wish that I could tell him, that he should fear not

For this soldier and his brothers will NEVER be forgot

We owe a debt of gratitude that we can never pay

And this country WILL remember them, on each Remembrance day.

By Maria Cassee

I hope i do not offend I feel very lucky today, i may not be well and i may not be healthy, I may not always be happy but i can be me with my family for those that have given everything so we can be free.

Paddy

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  • Hi paddy

    I love this,

    'Greater love hath no man,

    Than that of the love for a friend'.

    It is 5 years today since a very good friends of ours died in Iraq. marine Jason Hylton joined those lost to war. Sorely missed and much loved. :-(

    Makes us appreciate what we have!!

    Take care all gentle hugs love Sheena xxxxx :-) :-) :-) Lest we forget!!

  • We were lucky ours came back from the various battles, some with hidden scars but many others didn;t so I wear my poppy with pride to honour the brave and fallen as they should never be forgotten. x x

  • WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

    All of them gave us the freedom we have today. I cannot even begin to think what we would of become if we lost either of the world wars. Thank you

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