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World War 1
A memorial to the Highland Regiment
Six by Three
By Jon Brown
This poem, by Jon Brown from the Chase High School in Malvern, urges people to remember, not to forget.
Under masks of marble
These men once wore smiles
Their crest their homely honour
"Water under the bridge" they say
For now our kings will lie there
This poem is written to tell people you need to remember not to forget. To forget is unjust to the unheard and unremembered of those "known only unto God". To forget is to be disrespectful of those who died to save you, here and now. Many people who read this will think, I remember, I am respectful. But now I ask you, out of 525600 minutes in a year, how many of those do you remember? Those who died. Died for a reason. Their Valour, their Honour, their love, their religion. But most of all these men died for... their country and you!
last updated: 16/10/2008 at 14:22