I hope you will forgive an interruption to our travels while I pause for a spell of reflection on this, Remembrance Day. For me, it is a day to not only remember the fallen but also to remind ourselves of the dark horrors and tragic futility of war where not only are treasured lives lost but our history and past are swept away in the rage of destruction. 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.
From: For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon
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