FLIP SIMMONS: We will remember them 11-11-11 at 11

Friday, November 11, 2011

We will remember them 11-11-11 at 11


O D E   O F   R E M E M B R A N C E
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The "Ode of Remembrance" is an ode taken from Laurence Binyon's poem 
"For the Fallen", which was first published in The Times in September 1914.
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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 not grow 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.


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At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns
 in Europe fell silent and The Great War was over.
On the first anniversary of Armistice Day in 1919, Britain and the Commonwealth 
observed a two-minute silence in honour of those who had given their lives.
In November 1997, the Governor-General, Sir William Deane, issued a proclamation formally declaring 11 November Remembrance Day and urging all Australians to observe one minute’s silence at 11am on 11 November each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts.

1 comments :

Jenna morrison (dubbo) said...

lest we forget

Bless them!!