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REMEMBERANCE SERVICES - FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 1 week 2 days ago #3104048

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This year is the CENTENARY of the end or the FIRST WORLD WAR - or Armistice Day is another word for it.

Legion Members and Volunteers have been out and about around the world encouraging people to remember the sacrifice made by so many. By donating a little in return for a poppy you will be helping so many that are in need.

......….and we are mostly able to enjoy the pomp, ceremony, music and spectacular of local services of Remembrance in a place near YOU thanks to the commitment of thousands of volunteers who organise Remembrance Sunday Services … even in far flung places around the world

HOWEVER please tune into the FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE Service at the Albert Hall on Saturday 10 November 2018, the day before Remembrance Sunday. The Festival commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and will be shown on BBC1

It is a great show and one of our local Standard Bearers is travelling all the way from Spain to take part - Tony Humphrey from Loja Branch will be there … so watch out for him and give him a cheer(;;)

The show is always a great 'watch' so tune in and enjoy:xxx:

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REMEMBERANCE SERVICES - FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 1 week 2 days ago #3104165

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On the news they said it was 100 years since the First World War.

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REMEMBERANCE SERVICES - FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 1 week 2 days ago #3104221

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I am reading a poem at our local armistice service on Sunday. It is PERHAPS by Vera Brittain, a poem written after the death of the man she was about to marry who died of wounds in France on December 23rd, 1915.
It's on another thread but here it is:

PERHAPS

Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,
And I shall see that still the skies are blue,
And feel once more I do not live in vain,
Although bereft of You.

Perhaps the golden meadows at my feet
Will make the sunny hours of Spring seem gay,
And I shall find the white May blossoms sweet,
Though You have passed away.

Perhaps the summer woods will shimmer bright,
And crimson roses once again be fair,
And autumn harvest fields a rich delight,
Although You are not there.

Perhaps some day I shall not shrink in pain
To see the passing of the dying year,
And listen to the Christmas songs again,
Though You cannot hear.

But, though kind Time may many joys renew,
There is one greatest joy I shall not know
Again, because my heart for loss of You
Was broken, long ago.
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REMEMBERANCE SERVICES - FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 1 week 2 days ago #3104222

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Soldiers of the King.

We’re Soldiers of the king my lads
And we answered the Nations Call
To fight the Country’s Oppressors
All for one and one for all
For we worked as a team against overpowering odds
In our efforts to beat the Foe
To liberate other friendly Allies
And the result we may never know
We fought the fight the best we knew how
In conditions which were bad at the time
Living in trenches no shelter from the weather
The smell of Gas Cordite and the mud and slime
The battles were horrific on the body and the mind
With little time to ever sleep or rest
Ever conscious of the threat of yet another onslaught
We just had to fight and do our level best
But sadly the casualties were many
Where many thousands of young lives were lost
There were others with injuries in their minds and in their souls
Which they carried with them for Life, a part of War’s Human Cost
So arm in arm the injured wandered step by step along the way
Some Sacrificing their tomorrow to let others enjoy their today

Dennis Shrubshall 31st March 2018
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If any question why we died,
Tell them because our father's lied.


Rudyard Kippling
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REMEMBERANCE SERVICES - FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 1 week 2 days ago #3104229

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They should all be remembered,World War 1, World War 2, and since then,Sadly,men and women in armed forces are still sadly losing their lives,
So everyone should be remembered,with love and pride.
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REMEMBERANCE SERVICES - FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 1 week 2 days ago #3104241

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Anger and Satire set in after the huge casualty lists of 1916, the introduction of conscription and the poor quality of military and political leadership : the anger prompted much protest about the war by civilian and soldier writers:


War Exalts

War exalts and cleanses: it lifts man from the mud!
Ask God what He thinks of a bayonet dripping blood.

By war the brave are tested, and cowards are disgraced!
Show God His own image shrapnel'd into paste.

Fight till tyrants perish, slay till brutes are mild!
Then go wash the blood off and try to face your child.

HAROLD BEGBIE


Harold Begbie was a convinced Christian, but he lost his early enthusiasm for the war. He came to detest the attitudes of the right wing press, especially the notion that war was 'good' for people.
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REMEMBERANCE SERVICES - FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 1 week 2 days ago #3104747

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And the animals

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The Poppy Fields of Flanders

The Poppy fields are silent now
In Flanders so faraway
Absent from many people’s minds
Except on Remembrance Day
When thoughts once again re-open
On sad & treasured Memories they keep
Of those who gave their lives in battle
So that we and others might sleep
In peace and free from constant threat
Of terrorism or oppression
Whether here within these shores
The British Isles our patriotic possession
“There’ll always be an England
And England shall stay free”
That freedom cost so many lives
Which sadly some find difficult to see
So as we gaze across those Flanders Fields
With Poppies like a huge soft carpet of Red
A constant reminder to the World at large
Of all the wounded and those still lying there dead
Who fought the fight with all their might
Without thought for the devastating tragic cost
They paid with their personal Supreme Sacrifice
These were the thousands of young lives that were lost

Dennis Shrubshall 2nd November 2015
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REMEMBERANCE SERVICES - FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 1 week 2 days ago #3104801

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JUJO wrote: They should all be remembered,World War 1, World War 2, and since then,Sadly,men and women in armed forces are still sadly losing their lives,
So everyone should be remembered,with love and pride.

I so agree , it seems sad that people don"t buy & wear poppies as much as they used to . Well in the places I have been, the last week !
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