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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Lest We Forget

Today we celebrate Anzac Day in New Zealand and Australia, remembering all those who fought in the wars.  Some people go to memorial Services, while others stay quietly at home, watch some of the many programmes about Anzac Day on TV, and remember those who didn’t return home. 

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Our flags and poppy at home

This is the fourth stanza from Laurence Binyon's poem For the Fallen. Referred to as the Ode of Remembrance, it was first published in The Times of London in September 1914 and has been incorporated into the ritual of remembrance in many countries.

Ode of Remembrance

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.

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