These were our friends, our brothers, sisters, sons, fathers, sisters, mothers and so much more. Their memories will live on in our hearts and minds for ever more... At the going down of the Sun, and in the morning, we will remember them
LEST WE FORGET
Origins of the Ode
The Ode of Remembrance has been recited to commemorate wartime service and sacrifice since 1921. Reading a poem at a commemorative service can help the audience to understand the wartime experience of service men and women. Well-known wartime poetry is often used during commemorative services. The Ode is the 4th stanza of the poem For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon. The poem was first published in British newspaper The Times on 21 September 1914. The poem later appeared in many anthologies of war verse. In 1919, Binyon’s poem was selected to accompany the unveiling of the London Cenotaph and was adopted as a memorial tradition by many Commonwealth nations. The poem was read at the laying of the Inauguration Stone at the Australian War Memorial in 1929. Variations of the Ode Other versions of the Ode exist, such as those used at Last Post ceremonies hosted by the Australian War Memorial and RSL branches. This gives some flexibility to your service. About the poet Laurence Binyon was an English academic and poet. He worked as a medical orderly with the Red Cross on the Western Front during World War I. By the time Binyon's poem was published in The Times, the British Expeditionary Force had already experienced devastating losses on the Western Front.
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These were our friends, our brothers, sisters, sons, fathers, sisters, mothers and so much more. Their memories will live on in our hearts and minds for ever more...
At the going down of the Sun, and in the morning, we will remember them LEST WE FORGET
Memorial Service and Tree Planting October 2015
Memorial Tree on the banks of the Brisbane River at Yeronga, Brisbane , Queensland. This tree was Planted in October 2015 in honour of all those friends and colleagues who have come and gone . If you ever get the chance, try and visit this spot and remember your friends at Rhyndarra/ 2AWH/1 Camp Hospital/ 1st Military Hospital and those who followed at new establishments in the following years... Lest we Forget...