We Will Remember Them

At the Eleventh Hour On the Eleventh Day Of the Eleventh Month

We Thank You:


Soldier, Walter Ridout (Battle of the Somme, 1916)

Sergeant, Albert Edward Matthews
(8th Royal Tank Regiment, El Alamein, 1942)

Seaman, Stanley Matthews (Lost at sea on HMS Hood, 24 May, 1941)

John Anthony Taylor, Home Guard WWII

And to all who sacrificed their all for us.  Lest We Forget.

 

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 the poem The Fallen, Laurence Binyhn 1869-1943)

About Sherri Matthews

While writing to publication of her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', Sherri has been published in national magazines, websites and four anthologies in memoir, essays, articles, poetry and flash fiction. Sherri raised her children in California, and today lives in England with her husband, Aspie youngest and their pet menagerie fondly called ‘Animal Farm’. As well as writing, Sherri keeps out of trouble gardening, walking, and taking endless photographs, a few of the better ones she shares on her blog A View From My Summerhouse.
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30 Responses to We Will Remember Them

  1. Have shared your lovely tribute Sherri. 🙂 xxx

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  2. Mike M says:

    The grandson of Walter, son of Albert and nephew of Stanley thanks you from the bottom of his heart for your beautiful post.x.

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  3. dgkaye says:

    A beautiful tribute Sher. ❤ xoxo

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  4. purpleslob says:

    Thank you for posting this, Sherri!! Never forget.
    ❤ Melinda

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    Standing in silence at the edge of your Summerhouse to add my poppies to your yours.

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  6. This is a beautiful tribute, Sherri. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Norah says:

    A moving tribute to family members who sacrificed so much, Sherri. We will remember them.

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  8. A moving tribute Sherri.

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  9. Lovely share, Sherri. On this day, I always think of my family members who, sadly I never got to meet. xx

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  10. This is lovely, Sherri.

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  11. A beautiful tribute. Thank you.

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  12. Dearest Sherri, we sang the Douglas Guest setting of those moving words by Laurence Binyan on Remembrance Sunday. I’m always so deeply saddened and moved by the whole thing. I’m sure I’ve mentioned to you about my granny’s brother who was awarded the prize for the highest school leaver’s marks in the country and then went out to fight in the First World War on the front as an officer at the age of 18 and got killed by a sniper. My great grandmother turned white overnight and never recovered from the tragic loss.

    Sorry I’ve not been in touch for a while. Have had a fight with the gremlins for several weeks (see my post prior to the book review one of yesterday for further info). We must talk on the phone soon, or by video on FB messenger or Skype, or meet-up if you’re down my way soon. Lots of loves, hugs and kisses xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • Dearest Sarah, I will get to your post asap, so sorry to her of those pesky gremlins…but so good to see you back here which I take as a good sign 🙂 I’m hanging on by a thread too, but yes, definitely will be in touch very soon for a proper catch up. What a tragic story about your granny’s brother, it doesn’t bare thinking about, so sad. How very moving to sing such a beautiful song. Thank you so much for popping over to the Summerhouse, I’m only just now replying to my comments here after a week that’s seen me swamped, hence my very late reply at this late hour. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Lots of love,hugs and kisses back xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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