Age Shall Not Weary Them, Nor the Years Condemn

On this Memorial Day, the Year of Our L-rd 2013:

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

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.

— Robert Laurence Binyon, 1914

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LC Xystus
LC Xystus
May 26, 2013 16:37

I notice these patriotic lines evidently date from early in the Great War…

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
May 26, 2013 19:35

At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Or, you know, not.

http://news.yahoo.com/honoring-veterans-monuments-decay-funds-dry-135343693.html

Tallulah
Tallulah
May 26, 2013 23:58

Bought a flag today (1 ft. x 1.5 ft.) and carried it through the streets of Manhattan. :em01:

This will make you all smile — this video was taken onboard a No. 1 IRT subway car as New Yorkers reacted to the news of Bin Liner’s death. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAXvpgDqA3g

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
May 27, 2013 13:23