11 November 2007


Don't weep for me
O' land of the free,
When it was my time to fall
'Twas for my country's call
'Twas for the land that I loved
That I gave my all,
And for the land that I loved
I did freely give,
And in her freedom and her
I'll continue to live.

For those who have fought for freedom & paid the ultimate price in doing so.


PC South West said...

I did this one too!! Probably the most important post I have made all year. We MUST never forget, nor allow the next generation to forget.

cogidubnus said...

For what it's worth, my old grandad (serving with the DLI) was gassed at Passchendale, spending the rest of his (oddly long) life, into the early 1970s coughing up bits of lung...

The one charity he always supported (despite an aversion to churches generally) was the Salvation Army because, he said, they always came right up to the front line to help the troops, while the others generally skulked at the back...

I've always remembered this, and to this day I support the Sally Ann (and obviously the Poppy Day appeal...

Please give generously to these organisations

Annette said...

I agree with pc south west, we must never forget.
Beautiful poem, says it all really doesn't it?

Girl*Next*Door said...

PCSW, completely agree. Absolutely must never forget. Although I did hear that some secondary school children hadn't heard of the first world war (!!!!) I found that disgusting to be honest which makes it all the more important to remember.

Cogidubnus, my one grandad was a conscientious objector & the other one was too ill to sign up but having said that my great uncle fought as did other members of the family & hearing what he saw & wen through really brought it home as to how much suffering went on. Awful.

I too have heard that about the Sally Ann & the Poppy appeal is obviously another one.

I thought so Annette, it definitely makes you think.

Thanks for the comments :o)