We Will Remember Them...

posted 9 Nov 2011, 02:51 by Love Battersea

We Will Remember Them

This year is unique for Armistice Day - the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month will also be the Year "2011". 

So on this auspicious anniversary date, please remember all those from Battersea who gave their all for us fighting to enable us to be free, those many men, women and children of Battersea who died in the Blitz. Also, do keep in your minds and prayers the men and women from Battersea and Wandsworth who are serving in Afghanistan and elsewhere, and their families who await their safe return.

The memorial featured above was unveiled in 2008, replacing the original metal one that was stolen. It can be seen in Christchurch Gardens, next to Christchurch Church on Battersea Park Road. The original church was destroyed in the Blitz.

To see this memorial with many other pictures of Battersea click here

To see a picture of the original Christchurch click here

In Flanders' Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

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.