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Lest We Forget



They went with songs to the battle,they were young

Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch until 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 shall 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 Englands foam.


Ode of Remembrance (Act of Remembrance in Canada)

taken from a poem by Laurence Binyon titled:

For the Fallen, published in 1914.


The original poem had more verses, but these are the ones that are known as the Ode of Remembrance. With the middle stanza being read at memorial services in Australia with the words Lest We Forget added as a last line.

 

 

Lest We Forget



They went with songs to the battle,they were young

Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch until 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 shall 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 Englands foam.


Ode of Remembrance (Act of Remembrance in Canada)

taken from a poem by Laurence Binyon titled:

For the Fallen, published in 1914.


The original poem had more verses, but these are the ones that are known as the Ode of Remembrance. With the middle stanza being read at memorial services in Australia with the words Lest We Forget added as a last line.

 

 

comments (16)

Nice capture, and wonderful tribute, Kerrin.
a fine tribute.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Nov 2013, 07:08
WOW! I've never seen something that elaborate on a car before, Aussie. THAT is a way of remembrance for all to see. Lest we forget, indeed!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Nov 2013, 07:13
A wonderful tribute. Lest We Forget.
It is read here too and is very moving.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2013, 08:09
This says it all Aussie
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Nov 2013, 08:17
not forgetting is a good idea. But humankind seems to forget - always.
This is nice...
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 11 Nov 2013, 09:24
Someone is certainly remembered here Aussie.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 11 Nov 2013, 10:52
They are coming up with more and more ways to remember the fallen. A few years ago one town had large blown up photos papering the bus shelters and I heard of another town in Nova Scotia doing that this year. All ways are good...lest we forget.
A fine tribute Aussie
Great !
The words are those I have used on my attached video today to remember this very important day.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2013, 17:02
Your verse in red brings back early memories when I learnt this in school - its words remain with me
Great tribute Aussie! Lest we forget.
you could only find a tribute to our vets like this in Newfoundland Aussie...
they are all proud and patriotic people...

thank you for sharing the Ode of Remembrance... it has a wonderful feeling about it....petersmile

Lest we forget.

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