The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.
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The following was sent in by Roland Digh
A Canadian Poet
A British Composer
Where Poppies Blow
The branch is very grateful for the link. It needs no introduction or words of explanation.
A poem for Remembrance
He was my friend
He was my friend, we served together,
We shared our hopes, our triumphs our fears,
We planned for the future, we trained our peers,
Into old age I travel but on my own,
My friend passed on whilst still in his prime,
Cut down in a foreign land before his time,
So every day, I say a prayer for my friend who now is no longer there,
He is always in my thoughts, why was it him and not me?
He never had a chance to enjoy his life, so young to serve for his country,
So once a year, I stand on a winter’s morn, to remember him
He was my friend, and he passed away.