Lest We Forget...

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 breakfaith with us who die
We shall not sleep, through poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


The First World War officially ended at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh year,  every year at 11am on the 11th November, the nation commemorate those involved and who have died at war with a two minute silence. This year it will be as poignant as ever marking 100 years since the start of World War I.

Here at Avalon we have had the privelege of visiting some of the battles sites of World War II with trips to Arnhem and the Normandy Landing Beaches, read about our experiences on the Avalon blog site by clicking here.