Lest we forget…

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They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, 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.

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 England’s foam

-ode to remembrance, taken from “for the fallen” Laurence Binyon.

We will remember them.

In 1914, at 11pm on the 4th of august the foreign secretary, Sir Edward Grey said “the lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them again in our lifetime.” Tonight, 100 years from the announcement of World War One, lights in Britain are being turned out between 10pm and 11pm in honour of the soldiers who Lost their lives in the Great War. #lightsout

My lights are out, are yours?

Emma-Jayne xx