Today marks the cessation of hostilities of the Great War of 1914-18. It is as important now as then to remember our fallen and give grateful thanks that destruction and loss of life will hopefully never be seen again. Over a million young men died in the Somme alone. We also remember the fallen of every conflict since then. Remembrance Weekend has been marked by a poignant service held at Yenton Masonic Rooms and attended by all of the Orders in Warwickshire and many Brethren. RW Bro Phil laid a wreath on behalf of us all and Past Prov Grand Master RW Bro David Rawlins did likewise on behalf of our friends in the Royal & Select Masters. Lest we forget…..
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.” – Major John McCrae
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