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Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 11th November, 2008)
Wigan looks on
by Dave (Nikon D3 - Nikon 28-70mm AF-S F2.8)
Remembrance Day Parade 9th Nov 2008. Wigan Parish Church.
Photo © Dave "Oy" Green -
on 11th November 2008 at 06:09
great photo dave as we say in wigan a good turn out for a special day
Thommy in ashton in M
on 11th November 2008 at 06:20
If they ever question y we did died
Tell them that our fathers lied
on 11th November 2008 at 10:58
For The Fallen
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
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.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond Englandís foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.
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