At the going down of the sun




 
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November 11th, 2011  
BritinBritain
 
 

Topic: At the going down of the sun


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.


Wherever they lay, may they rest in peace
November 11th, 2011  
BritinBritain
 
 
The whole poem reads:-


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 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 at 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.
November 11th, 2011  
senojekips
 
 
We will Remember them,....
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November 11th, 2011  
42RM
 
We will Remember them...
November 11th, 2011  
muscogeemike
 
We will all meet again - someday - on Fiddlers Green
November 11th, 2011  
A Can of Man
 
 
We will always remember them.
November 11th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
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November 11th, 2011  
LeEnfield
 
 
When you go home tell them of us, and say for your tomorrow we gave our today.
November 16th, 2011  
Seehund
 
We will remember them!

As a Dane, I am thankful for the freedoms secured over 60 years ago freedoms not always shared in other countries.
 


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