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November 3, 2014

We Will Remember our Heroes


They shall grow not old, 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.

From Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914

We will always remember those who though so bravely for our life style to-day, you are our heroes

There will be no peace, There will be no peace:
till attitudes change;  till self-interest is seen as part of common interest;
till old wrongs, old scores, old mistakes  are deleted from the account;
till the aim becomes co-operation and mutual benefit  rather than revenge or seizing maximum personal or group gain;
till justice and equality before the law  become the basis of government;
till basic freedoms exist;  till leaders – political, religious, educational – and the police and media
wholeheartedly embrace the concepts of justice, equality, freedom, tolerance, and reconciliation as a basis for renewal;
till parents teach their children new ways to think about people. There will be no peace:
till enemies become fellow human beings.

David Roberts