11th November

The “Ode of Remembrance” is an ode taken from Laurence Binyon’s poem “For the Fallen”, which was first published in The Times in September 1914.The poet wrote For the Fallen while sitting on the cliffs between Pentire Point and The Rumps in North Cornwall.

This is the view and the stone plaque (top left) that was erected at the spot to commemorate the fact. The plaque bears the inscription  

For the Fallen 
Composed on these cliffs 1914

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, 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.


Lest we forget

this photo credited to George Stoy (@GeorgeStoy on Twitter)

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