Monday, 11 November 2013

Lest We Forget

Here is a pic of a Rememberance Service held in Essex yesterday.


It was good to see so many people turning up to pay their respects.

As a painter, modeller, gamer and blogger with a keen interest in military history, especially the Great War, I believe that remembering the fallen and the wounded from past and current conflicts is particularly important.

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.
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
From "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon, 1914.

1 comment:

Sidney Roundwood said...

Fine post, Matt. Well said. We will remember them.