Sunday, 11 November 2012

Remembrance Day

November 11

Armistice Day, November 11 1918. The end of the "War to End All Wars", a statement of hope proved hopelessly inaccurate. 

I've posted a small album of Australian stamps on my Facebook page.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. 

John McCrae

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

1 comment:

  1. this is an excellent stamp.Let me know if you need the British Empire in Asia stamps.