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For the Fallen: “Your uncle Gerard? He was a great kid.”

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.

For The Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon

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  • John Venlet May 28, 2018, 10:15 AM

    Gerard, “America The Beautiful” is a fitting accompaniment to “For The Fallen,” especially the third stanza. God Bless.

  • Monty James May 28, 2018, 11:22 AM

    Remember the ones who have been lost

    and please think

    of the ones who lost them.

    Consider that sometimes the bills get paid

    in dreadful coin.

    Recall who they were,

    think about who we are now.

    Adjust accordingly.

    May you all have a

    safe and peaceful,

    proud and grateful,

    Memorial Day.

  • Howard Nelson May 28, 2018, 2:49 PM

    And those heroes who’ve gone on before ask us to support the valiant few, risking all, who live and lead against traitorous tyrants’ boots and heels.
    Tommy Robinson stands tall in his prison cell, heart attuned to his British-born liberty bell.