|Light shining down into the Shrine of Remembrance|
Sourced from Shrine of Remembrance website (www.shrine.org.au)
I attended Remembrance Day ceremonies with my family and as a student with my school. For most of my life, no matter where I was, there would be an announcement asking for a moment’s silence, usually followed by a reading of the poem “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21st September 1914.
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.
and the words:
Lest we forget.
Nowadays there is not nearly as much attention paid to Remembrance Day but I still observe the moment’s silence at 11am on November 11th. I always will.