A Simple Note

Words can change everything!


Call by INDRIKoff

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses,row on row that mark our place; and in the sky the larks,still bravely singing,fly scarce heard amid the guns below.We are the dead.Short days ago we lived,felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved,And now we lie in Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe;To you from failing hands we throw the torch;Be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith with us who die we shall not sleep,Though poppies grow in Flanders fields.


"Last Post" is used in public ceremonials commemorating the war dead, particularly on Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations. In Australia and New Zealand it is also played on Anzac Day usually before the two-minute silence. 

In all these countries it has been incorporated into military funerals, where it is played as a final farewell, symbolising the fact that the duty of the dead soldier is over and that he can rest in peace. 

(Source: awm.gov.au)


Lest We Forget
[ANZAC Day / Aussies at War]


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.
Lest we forget