In the silence of remembrance
On this luminous autumn day, so many years later . . .
They shall not grow 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.From The Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon, 1869 - 1943, who wrote his ode to remembrance as the British Expeditionary Force was taking high numbers of casualties in 1914.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD, Canadian Army (1872-1918)
On November 11th, in America, Veterans Day honours the sacrifices of American soldiers. The soldiers of the democracies are united in memory.