On the 28th July 1914, the conflict that would become World War 1 broke out across Europe. The armistice was signed on the 11th November 1918. Today is Remembrance Day, at 11am all across the country there will be a minutes silence to remember those who have fought in battle for our country. This year marks 100 years since the start of World War 1.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
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.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam