Thursday, 11 November 2010

"Ode of Remembrance"


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,

will remember them.

Lest we forget.

Taken from poem by Laurence Binyon

Ronnie
xx

10 comments:

elle said...

Thank you for posting this Ronnie. Past and present, I think its so important we take time to remember and give thanks to those who put themselves in harm's way for the rest of us.

love and hugs xxx

PK said...

My dad, a WWII vet is the one I think the most about today. Thanks for the poem.

Hugs,
PK

Our Bottoms Burn said...

I would have not thought to post anything about Veterans on a spanking blog, but I am pleased that you did. My neighbor and I will toast ourselves and all those we once knew today.

Hermione said...

That poem always makes me cry.

Hugs,
Hermione

mouse said...

Thank you Ronnie!

that made mouse cry!

Hugs,
mouse

ronnie said...

Elle - my pleasure. We owe so much to them. Don't have enough words to express. I hope to go to a service at the Staffordshire National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday.

PK - My Grandfather and Dad came through but my aunts fiancee didn't come back.

OBB - Thank you so much. I think the UK should have this day as a holiday like parts Canada and America. I'm not sure why we don't

Hermione - It does the same for me.

Mouse - I was welling up whilst posting it.

Thanks all.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

I saw that entire hymn once, it was on display at Talbot House.

We will remember them.

Prefectdt

Michael said...

Yes, Ronnie, lest we forget, lest we forget. Thank you.

ronnie said...

Prefectdt - Forever and always.

Michael - It's good to see some younger ones wearing the poppy.

Thanks both.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

redxxx said...

That poem is very special. Thanks for sharing and showing you care
Red