"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Remembrance Sunday: For The Fallen

4 comments:

  1. Tahnk you CE, for this wonderful video clip. It is so easy these days to feel bad about being English, and, my God, how hard some of them try to make us feel bad.

    This, saddening as it is, fires up the glow of England in my ageing breast.

    Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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  2. Perhaps it's a generational thing Bob. I can remember when I was a child, everyone, adults & children, gathered in front of the tv to watch it and we all stood for the silence - you could hear a pin drop. I continued it with my own children, and I hope they will when they have their own.

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  3. Wonderful video. They were truly honourable ladies and gentlemen, all.

    Perhaps the greatest mark of courage and strength lies in doing what we must, despite our private beliefs, and doing it with intelligence, humoour and determination. What a hideous mockery of their sacrifices this nation now is.

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  4. Well said Anon; that's a good definition of courage & strength plus the Bevan Boys, Home Guard & Land Army also deserve a mention - those who fought on the home front.

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