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11th November

11 Nov 2013 17:56

Remember today
2nd Lieutenant Arthur Conway Young
on whose headstone is written
“Sacrifice to the fallacy that war can end.”

2 Agrees
11 Nov 2013 20:07

TODAY IS ... Remembrance Day, the time we remember the servicemen and women who have fought for our freedom and given their lives for our country.

4 Agrees
12 Nov 2013 13:01

I should have added that 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Conway Young died 16 August, 1917 and his poignant epitaph, by which we will remember him, can be found on the city walls above Menin Gate, described by Siegfried Sassoon as the 'sepulchre of crime'.

Don Pearson
Don Pearson
12 Nov 2013 18:51


(For all at Brook House and Overbrook, Dawlish.)


In Flanders fields that May,

watered with chlorine tears,

frail red blooms

appeared as usual,

anticipating nothing

but their own brevity.


Now they weep themselves

for a time when they can

parade again

simply as flowers,

beautiful, unadorned.


They pray to the sun

that we remember well enough

to release them

for eternity.


3rd November 2013

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