Tuesday 11 November 2014

Armistice Day....

The eleventh hour of the eleventh month in 1918 saw the signing of the Armistice at Compiègne in France which marked the end of hostilities on the Western Front of World War One.

Today we remember.

Like sentinels they stand. 

A crimson tide set against the smoothness of ancient stones,

An army of remembrance.

And with hearts weeping tears like rain, 

We gather together the lost ones and the loved ones,

And remember that for our tomorrow they gave their today.

© J. A. Barton


In Our Family - We Remember

Private John Hopkins
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Died 24 January 1919


The five Whalley brothers who went to fight in the Great War 
who all returned safely home.

Driver Frederick Arkwright
Royal Army Service Corps
Died 1 February 1945

Buried Schoonselhof Cemetery 
Antwerp, Belgium


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