Harry Patch 1898 - 2009

Let's raise a glass of respect to Henry Patch, (and along with Henry Allingham, plus their cohort) , the last Tommy to fight in the First World War. He was born a Victorian ( that's the 1800's ) reached his majority as an Edwardian ( early 1900's ) and died an Elizabethan, (that's nowadays over here in Blighty).He outlived both his sons, and he still had an eye for the ladies in the twilight of his years.Above all maybe was the fact that he was a pacifist.

Posted by bosherston 8 years ago


Remembrance.

It's that time of year again. The best / worst part this year was the moment when the family of a local man, recently killed in action, laid a wreath and the whole parade burst into spontaneous applause. They shall not grow 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. ................................... When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,  For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


We will remember...

They shall not grow oldas we that are left grow old;age shall not weary them,not the years condemn.At the going down of the sunand in the morningwe will remember them.We will remember them.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Remembrance.

They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old,Age shall not wither them nor the years condemn;At the going down of the sun and in the morning,We shall remember them.We shall remember them.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Remembrance

They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old, Age shall not wither them nor the years condemn; At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We shall remember them. We shall remember them. Laurence Binyon, September 1914 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, May 1915

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Remembrance

They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old, Age shall not wither them nor the years condemn; At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We shall remember them. We shall remember them. Laurence Binyon, September 1914  ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, May 1915

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago


Remembrance & Scouting items [Big Edit]

[Major edit] Oh, such a busy weekend - business suddenly picked up on my Etsy shop. Badges ("pins" for you Americans) and woggles are now winging their way across the UK, and a couple to Canada. Gunapult is up there, along with a load of Scouting badges and bird badges.  Also, Kitewife nagged me into adding some knitting-themed pins... I've also got a Remembrance woggle which is proving quite popular.

Posted by Kiteman 3 years ago