Sunday 12 November 2017

We will remember Them

On 26 June 2002, in an address to the Armed Services to commemorate her Golden Jubilee, Her Majesty The Queen stated that "in Britain we remember those no longer serving, including those who have died for their country; for we in this nation have a deep and abiding respect for our past".

It is a fundamental characteristic of human nature to remember and commemorate the fallen, not merely for the sake of our own peace of mind, but also for the instruction of future generations that they might recognise the price of freedom.

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.

James Henry Wilson's medal

James Henry Wilson's grave

John Johnson's Dead Man's Penny

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