Remembrance Day Quotes 2015

Remembrance Day Quotes

Quotes Slider #4 – Remembrance Day 

 

 

This week’s quotes slider is dedicated to Remembrance Day. Without the bravery of the people that have lost their lives, we would not be living in the world we take for granted today. Lest We Forget.


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This Week’s Topic – Remembrance Day

In brief –

Remembrance Day is recognised throughout the world and without it, younger generations may not appreciate the sacrifice so many have made, that enables them to live in the world that they do today.

For me, it’s important that I remember the fallen and be grateful for the life that I live today. For without them, I often wonder what it would be like if the world had fallen under the control of one leader.

Lest We Forget 

Slide 1 – The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them Czeslaw Milosz – ‘The Issa Valley’

This is why it’s important to ensure History is correct and taught. Some people invent and create, whilst others defend and die. 

Slide 2From their service, their endurance, and their sacrifice, this grateful nation thrives. – And we remember 

Look after your fellow countrymen, and they will look after their country.

Slide 3Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure… You are loved beyond words, And missed beyond measure. – Unknown

In loving memory of… 

Slide 4 They shall grow not old, As we that left grow old. Age shall not weary them, Not the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, And in the morning, we will remember them – Lest we forget

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Whilst this is a traditional verse, I have to admit, I had to look up the meaning of lest, even at my age. For those that didn’t know, this is Googles description of the word ‘lest’

Lestmeans something like “in case”. For example, “We should close the door, lest the dog escapes” means, “We should close the door in case the dog escapes [through the open door]”. The phrase “lest we forget” is most often used in ceremonies to commemorate wars, such as Remembrance Day.

Slide 5I believe in the sun, even when it is not shining. I believe in love, even when I cannot feel it. I believe in God, even when he is silent. Written on a wall during the Holocaust

There are no words strong enough to describe the horrific activities that went on during the Holocaust. These words were found on a wall, written by somebody that believed, even though they could not see. 

Slide 6 – When you go home, Tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, We gave our today – Unknown

Another verse that reflects the sacrifice others have made, so we can enjoy our lives today.

‘One life. Live it’

Slide 7 I felt then, as I do now, that the politicians who took us to war, should have been given guns, and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organising nothing better than legalized mass murder – Harry Patch

Harry Patch was one of the last surviving soldiers of World War 1. When you witness these things first hand, I’m guessing the biggest question one can ask is “why?”

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Summery

Many people have given their lives over the years and taken part in conflicts they do not agree with. Let’s make sure they are not forgotten on Remembrance Day. Wear your Poppy with pride. 

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10 comments

  • A very poignant post.
    I like the quotes as a way of reflecting on the day.
    #KCACOLS

    • Martin

      Hi, Ellie.

      Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment.

      I pick a different topic each week, and with this week being remembrance day…

      #KCACOLS

  • All these quotes are beautiful quotes and perfect for Remembrance Day. As you said it is important to be grateful for all the sacrifices that these people have done for us so now we can all have the life that we have. What a great reflection for the day! Thanks so much Martin for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I’m very happy to see that you are back for this week too!! I hope you are enjoying this linky! 🙂 xx

    • Martin

      Hi, Franca.

      Thanks for leaving your comment.
      These days and events should not be forgotten, nor should those that sacrificed their lives. I have been to France and seen some of the cemeteries and wrecks on the beaches. It was very eery, and until that moment, I had no idea, apart from what I had watched and read.

      May we be forever grateful. #KCACOLS

  • These are beautiful, Thank you for sharing it’s made me very thoughtful this morning 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • Martin

      Hi, Charlotte.

      Thanks for leaving your comment. I’m Glad it gave you food for thought! These things can’t be forgotten about. #KCACOLS

  • Such a beautiful and touching post. My favourite quote mentioned in your lovely post is Slide 3 – Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure… You are loved beyond words, And missed beyond measure. xx #KCACOLS

    • Martin

      Hi,

      Thank you for your comment. I agree. Why is it that we find so much comfort from these kinds of quotes on days such as remembrance day? It’s such a shame something so bad has to happen for something so touching can be writen.

      Thanks for stopping by. #KCACOLS

  • Wow, this is a moving & powerful post this week Martin. The last quote really sums it up – why? I can’t imagine what the soldiers endure during battle & then to have those memories for the rest of their days must be truly horrific. Thanks so much for sharing, as always! 🙂

    • Martin

      Hi, Becky.

      Thanks for popping over. These moments always bring out the best quotes, stories, and poems. It’s such a shame these horrific things have to happen so they can be written about.

      Thanks for sharing.

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