We Will Remember Them

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“We will remember them”, how many times have you heard those words?

Watch the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph or attend a local Remembrance Service and you will hear the “Exhortation”; 

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.

But did you know that these words come from a poem by Laurence Binyon called “For the Fallen” written in 1919?  And do you think that these people are only remembering the death of the WWI troops?

But wait a minute, someone is now saying something else – what did he say?  Oh yes it was:

“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, 
For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”

Now where did…

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