Sunday, 8 November 2015

Take time today...

to remember


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.

Today,
Tomorrow,
Forever.

Ronnie
xx

13 comments:

Roz said...

Lovely tribute Ronnie. Joining you in remembrance and grattitude of the men and women who have served and continue to serve in our allied forces and their families.

Hugs
Roz

Cat said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful tribute Ronnie. Joining you and everyone else in remembering and thanking those who have served, protected and sacrificed.

Hugs and blessings...Cat

lindy thomas said...

Thank you Ronnie for this tribute. Joining you and everyone to remember our heroes.
Hugs Lindy

abby said...

Lovely tribute...remembering and thanking those who sacrifice so much for us.
hugs abby

Our Bottoms Burn said...

Thanks Ronnie. In the states, Veterans are now "honored" with a free meal at many restaurants. Not sure how I feel about that.

Minelle Labraun said...

Thank you Ronnie. I join you and others In remembering those who have served and continue to serve and sacrifice for all of us!

Terpsichore said...

lovely tribute...I join in remembering... thank-you

Red said...

I have heard these words every year, and they mean more every time you read or hear them.
We must remember: Freedom is NOT Free, the quote on the memorial in Washington for those who served in Korea.
sincerely
Red

Ella said...

I have never heard this poem before. It is short but says so much. I love how Roz remembered the families, too.

Hugs,
Ella

Leigh Smith said...

Lovely tribute - We can never thank them enough for the sacrifices made in our name.

an English Rose said...

Hi Ronnie, remembering here, watched the ceremony this morning. I don't know why but whenever I see Prince Harry lay a wreath I want to cry...
love jan,xx

ronnie said...

Roz - Thanks. Yes, remember their families as well.

Cat - Huge sacrifices made. Thanks.

Lindy - I observed the two minute silence here in the UK. Thanks.

Abby - Always remember and give thanks. Thank you.

OBB - Places here give free drinks to servicemen and women today. Thank you.

Minelle - I hope our young remember. Thanks.

Terps - Thank you. Yes we should all remember.

Red - Yes we must never forget. Thank you.

Ella - The poem is longer. I just posted a couple of paragraphs. The poem is called For the Fallen. Thanks.

SG - To right, we can never thank them enough. Thanks/

Jan - Yes, I know what you mean. Thank you.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

MrJ said...

Yes.