Friday, November 11, 2011

Lest we forget...

Remembrance Day - at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in this eleventh year of the 21st Century - we will remember them...
Why do I wear a poppy?
I’ll tell you if I may,
because I believe remembrance is not only for one day.
I wear it for the fallen,
And for those falling still,
for those who come back broken in body or in will.
For the parents, spouses,
siblings where bereavement takes its toll.
Whose pain will never leave them, It eats into their soul.
For the wino on the corner, in a life with nothing left,
he wishes when in battle he had died a hero’s death.
For the lad who loved a kick-about in the park with all his mates,
But now his legs are held together with pins and metal plates.
For the selfless men and women whose final journey home
Is in a Union flag-draped coffin on comrades’ shoulders borne.
For all those marching proudly In Remembrance Day parades,
My poppy’s worn in gratitude for sacrifices they have made.
(Author Unknown)

Outback Tania had this verse on her facebook page the other day and I just couldn't help sharing it with you all. Thank you, Tania!
Today at 11 minutes past 11 o'clock it will be 11.11am 11/11/11

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