Thursday, April 25, 2013

We Will Remember Them

This morning we rose before the sun. 
In the cool darkness we dressed, warm scarves around our necks & boots on our feet.  

As we drove, the first glimmers of light peeked through heavy fog & began melting the frost on the ground. Our first stop - our favourite lookout - perched on the edge of the range. It's just above the city yet below the fileds, often swathed in misty clouds. We stopped for a while to watch a hawk circle above the valley, before it duck & dove downwards into the thick bush.  

As the sun glowing red & amber, began her rise above the coastline, we set off again
The streets which had been silent just minutes ago were now lined with people. Medals, poppies & rosemary adorned the chest of many. Families showing their little ones the importance of this day.

At the lookout, we joined a group of a dozen or so strangers. We stood alongside each other - a young family dressed in pajamas, a couple wearing leather & helmets, a woman with her camera, a pair walking their dogs - listening to the last post on a car radio, as the sun cast golden rays across the downs & rose high above the ranges. 
In silence we all marvelled at this beautiful landscape - & for a moment we silently thanked those who gave their all for us to experience it

Now, in this moment, as the sun is painting water-colours across the sky, I am taking a moment; to light a candle & whisper a prayer of gratitude, for all that was given
I will remember them.

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.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Jane. It is a beautiful day.

      Does the UK have a 'remembrance' day for your military forces?

      Sar xx


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