Saturday, November 11, 2017

Remembering The Fallen On Armistice Day


                        'At the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember them'

A poignant image of Her Majesty The Queen and the Dean of Westminster at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day

                                                BENEATH THIS STONE RESTS THE BODY
                                                OF A BRITISH WARRIOR
                                                UNKNOWN BY NAME OR RANK
                                                BROUGHT FROM FRANCE TO LIE AMONG
                                                THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS OF THE LAND
                                                AND BURIED HERE ON ARMISTICE DAY
                                                11 NOV: 1920, IN THE PRESENCE OF
                                                HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V
                                                HIS MINISTERS OF STATE
                                                THE CHIEFS OF HIS FORCES
                                                AND A VAST CONCOURSE OF THE NATION
                                                THUS ARE COMMEMORATED THE MANY
                                                MULTITUDES WHO DURING THE GREAT
                                                WAR OF 1914-1918 GAVE THE MOST THAT
                                                MAN CAN GIVE LIFE ITSELF
                                                FOR GOD
                                                FOR KING AND COUNTRY
                                                FOR LOVED ONES HOME AND EMPIRE
                                                FOR THE SACRED CAUSE OF JUSTICE AND
                                                THE FREEDOM OF THE WORLD
                                                THEY BURIED HIM AMONG THE KINGS BECAUSE HE
                                                HAD DONE GOOD TOWARD GOD AND TOWARD
                                                HIS HOUSE

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