Remembrance Sunday 2018

To commemorate Remembrance Sunday on November 11th, here are some words from our Outside the Wire team Manager, Wayne Copsey:

"As the manager of a team which is made up of staff who have served in HM Forces, Remembrance Day is a very poignant, special day for us all, along with the people we support. Unfortunately, we all know somebody who has been killed, injured or affected in one way or other from the effects of conflict. This poem sums up my personal feelings and thoughts when I remember the fallen I have had the honour serving alongside.

It is important that we all take time to respect the 2 minutes silence on the 11/11, regardless of faith, beliefs and views. It is there for you to reflect, and pay thanks for the freedom we are privileged to today."


We Shall Keep the Faith

 

by Moina Michael, November 1918

 

 

 

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet - to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.

 

 

 

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valour led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.

 

 

 

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honour of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.

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