We Will Remember Them


Having been in the Combined Cadet Force as well as an avid historian, Armistice day is a very important day in my calendar, and without fail I have always held a moment of silence, whatever I may be doing, at 11.00am GMT in honour of those who have died for our country in conflict. Today is no exception.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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