Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Remembrance Day



                         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.

                                --From "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon


                             LEST WE FORGET



[by Bruce MacKinnon,
Halifax Chronicle Herald]

29 comments:

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A day to remember and honour those who have fought for our freedom, and those who continue to fight to protect it.

mxtodis123 said...

May we never forget.
Mary

Gia said...

yes, this.

heartinhand said...

Amen.

Vanessa Morgan said...

How could we forget such a sad part of our history? We can only be glad that it's over now.

DEZMOND said...

it's a National Holiday here as well since we were the biggest victim of the WW1!

Workingdan said...

The fallen and those still fighting, even those who will someday fight, will always be honored in my house.

LL Cool Joe said...

We had our 2 minutes silence here this morning at 11.00am. Never forget.

Willym said...

today is a day to remember all - those who died, those who were injured in body and those who were injured in soul.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

A very fine tribute, Debra.

Anne O'Leary said...

Well said Debra.

e said...

Yes.

mistress maddie said...

A beautiful remembrance for the true meaning of the day.

dbs said...

Bruce MacKinnon gets it. Why don't our leaders?

Guillaume said...

Beautiful. I have to confess, if I remembered, I barely noticed it.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful, poignant.
Thank you, Debra.

turquoisemoon said...

Very nice...thank you!

Jim said...

Thanks, Debra.

Janie Junebug said...

Amen.

Love,
Janie

Michael D'Agostino said...

We use that poem on ANZAC Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) in April. The whole country knows it here.

Silke said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog post! It was just what I needed to hear... Made me feel so much better!! xoxo Silke

Fundy Blue said...

Two striking images, Debra. I am currently rereading "Three Day Road" by Canadian author Joseph Boyden It is a deeply moving novel about WWI. I highly recommend it!

The Happy Whisk said...

Very nice, Debra.

Riot Kitty said...

That last one is so sad.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful post. Our veterans never get the respect and support they need. May they be blessed! Thanks for visiting DEbra.

theduchessofh said...

I joined Ancestry.ca on your suggestion, and I managed to find my paternal grandfather's D.O.B.
He enlisted in the CEF 19th Battalion; Feb 2 1915. and lost his leg in The Battle Of Courcelette.

See you after your break, Debra!

psychelyn said...

I've just finished a book which story is about a girl who survived the war. It is so heartbreaking thinking how much life humankind wasted for such ideas. Now, I can only utter a silent prayerm a silent gratitude to those who sacrificed their lives.

JACKIESUE said...

Goddess bless them

Magic Love Crow said...

So sad! Bless them all!