Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Eleventh Hour, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Month

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Slapton 2

“When You Go Home,
Tell Them Of Us And Say,
For Their Tomorrow,
We Gave Our Today”

The Kohima Memorial.

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

7 thoughts on “Eleventh Hour, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Month

  1. I’ve never come across these moving words before, although I probably will again since your link tells us that they have been used on memorials all over the world. I’m glad to see you stuck with the original wording of ‘their tomorrow’ rather than the version which has become more popular, ‘your tomorrow’. Using ‘your’ is basically using direct speech. Speaking directly to us is something that the dead were never going to be able to do.

  2. These beautiful words is perfect for today… 🙂 It’s important to remember, to fully appreciate what we have now.

    P.S: Will you go to my blog and check out the challenge there?

  3. Our two flags waving together, at peace at last with each other, give me hope. Remember, remember . . . the work of peacemaking is long and hard, but the work of war is harder.

  4. Although the UK and US celebrate it seperately it’s good to see an image that shows both countries like this.
    Thanks for another interesting post, and link, on this. xx

  5. the sherman tank at slapton sands by any chance? do i get a prize for that?

  6. thats a nice touch uphill

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