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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.







A Poem for Remembrance Day



"The inquisitive mind of a child"

Why are they selling poppies, Mummy?
Selling poppies in town today.
The poppies, child, are flowers of love.
For the men who marched away.

But why have they chosen a poppy, Mummy?
Why not a beautiful rose?
Because my child, men fought and died
In the fields where the poppies grow.

But why are the poppies so red, Mummy?
Why are the poppies so red?
Red is the colour of blood, my child.
The blood that our soldiers shed.

The heart of the poppy is black, Mummy.
Why does it have to be black?
Black, my child, is the symbol of grief.
For the men who never came back.

But why, Mummy are you crying so?
Your tears are giving you pain.
My tears are my fears for you my child.
For the world is forgetting again.


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Lest We Forget

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600,000 British people die for this war......

So yes all Europe remembers these men......

For everything they did to make sure people keep their liberty from evil forces.

Also I like to remember 340,000 Romanians who give their lives too.

Desteapta-te, Romane, din somnul cel de moarte,
In care te-adancira barbarii de tirani
Acum ori niciodata croieste-þi alta soarta,
La care sa se-nchine si cruzii tai dusmani.
Acum ori niciodata sa dam dovezi in lume
Ca-n aste mani mai curge un sange de roman,
Si ca-n a noastre piepturi pastram cu fala-un nume
Triumfator in lupte, un nume de Traian
Priviti, marete umbre, Mihai, Stefan, Corvine,
Romana natiune, ai vostri stranepoti,
Cu bratele armate, cu focul vostru-n vine,
Viata-n libertate ori moarte striga toti.
Preoti, cu crucea-n frunte caci oastea e crestina,
Deviza-i libertate si scopul ei preasfant.
Murim mai bine-n lupta, cu glorie deplina,
Decat sa fim sclavi iara-i in vechiul nost'pamant
 

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When I visited France on a school trip we went to a war memorial where many soldiers were buried. As I was walking around I saw a gravestone with my family name on it and took a picture of it with my camera. When I got home I traced back our family tree and found that he was a distant relative :eek:

I never met my grandfather on my mother's side because he was a soldier who gave his life protecting this country. He was a tank driver and my mother often speaks fondly of him. Always makes me proud to watch the survivors march on Remembrance Sunday.
 
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