The Ode of Remembrance
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.
Lest we forget.
Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in
and other Commonwealth countries to pay tribute to members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty, since World War I. Remembrance Day is observed on November 11th to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918; hostilities formally ended (“at the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00a.m.). In the Canada November 11th is observed as Veterans Day. United States
Veterans Affairs Canada states that the date is of “remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace; specifically, the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, and all conflicts since then in which members of the Canadian Forces have participated."
The memorial in this photo is in the small town of Kintore and is "In Memory Of Our Brave Heroes 1914 - 1918". We have passed this statue dozens of time over the years and finally, near the end of September, I decided it was time to stop, have a good look at it and take a few photos. I'm glad I did.
Remembrance Day will be part of my week. If you have the opportunity, thank a Veteran for their service.
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