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Lest We forget; Remember Our war Heroes

Their numbers have dwindled and a time will come when none will be left. Our ex-servicemen and women who fought in the two world wars and other campaigns are honoured
09 Oct 2014 00:27

Their numbers have dwindled and a time will come when none will be left. Our ex-servicemen and women who fought in the two world wars and other campaigns are honoured every year.

On Tuesday, the Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence, Timoci Natuva, launched the Poppy Appeal 2014.

It’s an integral part of Remembrance Day. The poppy symbolises the ultimate sacrifice by many brave men and women who died for peace and freedom we enjoy today.

It is why we should support the Poppy Appeal and help our ex-servicemen and women.

We tend to take things for granted and forget that without them we would not be able to live in a free and democratic society today.

The Ode taken from For the Fallen, a poem by the English poet and writer Laurence Binyon, is a poignant reminder.

“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.”

Lest we forget.

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