FOR THE FALLEN Remembrance Day

For the Fallen

Penned by Laurence Binyon, this is probably the most famous war poem in English.

Also known as the Ode of Remembrance, it was first published in the Times on September 21, 1914 – just two months after the First World War began on July 28.

Binyon was too old to enlist as a soldier in the Great War, but he volunteered in hospitals, helping wounded French soldiers.

He wrote For the Fallen in Cornwall shortly after the Battle of Marne:

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.

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