11th Hour of 11th day – Rememberance Day

This year rememberance day has been a bit special as it’s the 60th anniversary of the end of WW2. There’s been some great stuff of TV showing some of the old soldiers alive today. Some of the tales they tell are just incredible.

Here’s my favourite war poem…

If I should die, think only this of me;
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
Rupert Brooke. 1887–1915

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