We Will Remember Them…

Remembrance Day – Sunday November 11, 2012

We remember this day those who went before us, those who stand guard, those who faced the horrors of war, those who live on in each of us. Warriors – and their families, who often faced a more difficult battle.

Read Laurence Binyon’s famous poem “For The Fallen” below.

Dundas Parade (RCL #36)

10:15am – Parade falls in at Memorial Square / Dundas Firehall

10:30am – Parade marches to Memorial at Community Centre

10:45am – Memorial service commences

11:00am 2 minutes of silence

Program to follow after service:

Parade marches back to Branch 36

Reception – 12 noon

Presentations 12:30pm in Banquet Hall upstairs

A draw will be held to help support the Colour Party – all are welcome

 

For The Fallen by Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)
(Composed on the cliffs of N. Cornwall, UK – 1914 )

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

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.

They mingle not with laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

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