At The Going Down Of The Sun

At the going down of the sun,

Robert Laurence Binyon wrote his most well known poem while gazing out to sea from a cliff-top in Cornwall in 1914 just a few weeks after the outbreak of the First World War.

The familiar four lines of the fourth verse (there are seven verses in the entire poem) were adopted by the Royal British Legion to salute and commemorate in Remembrance of the fallen men and women of the Services.

For The Fallen

They shall not grow 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.

Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

At the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month

Early on the morning of the 11th November 1918 the armistice was signed at Compiègne, France by Germany and the Allies. It marked the end of hostilities of WW1.

Early on the morning of the 11th November 1918 the armistice was signed at Compiègne, France by Germany and the Allies marking the end of hostilities of WW1. By Eleven O’clock on that day the guns fell silent along the trenches.

Personal Remembrance

Today is a time for personal reflection to remember those close to me who helped shape a peaceful home to grow up in.

Captain Harry Haughey MC (my maternal grandfather)
My mum in the Royal Navy
My dad (circled) returning from the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940 WW11

We will remember them

Me at the Tank Museum, Bovington, Wareham, Dorset

This is me at the Bovington Tank Museum. I found memories of my dad flooding back to me when I donned this jacket. My apologies dad if my salute isn’t quite correct!

Poppy

Poppy of pebbles on the beach at Folkestone, Kent.

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