November 11, 2011

We will remember them

Today is Remembrance Day in Australia....the 11/11. It is a day where we remember those who have fought in the wars and who have sacrificed their lives for us. The 11th of November is also the day, in 1918, that was the official end of World War I. I work at a school, and we had a ceremony outside in the courtyard, where all of the students and staff from the school attended. I think it's important to stop, at least for a few minutes, to remember what the men and women that have fought in wars, not only World War I but those since then, have gone through and what they must have given up.
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,
We will remember them.
Ode of Remembrance


  1. What a lovely post! I agree, we should all stop today at some point and remember those who sacrificed and are still sacrificing for us.

    'We will remember them'

  2. Many made the ultimate sacrifice for us and we must remember them. Beautifully put Claire.


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