Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Remembrance Day, Sunday 9th. November

"Your officers in Leicestershire, and NW Leicestershire BNP would remind ALL members/friends that next Sunday (9th Nov.) is "Remembrance Day", exactly 90 years since the guns ceased firing on the "Western Front". Well over a million of our people, guys AND girls, have died wearing HM uniform since August 1914. We, the living, owe it to them that this supreme sacrifice is not - ever- forgotten.

Charnwood members will no doubt meet for the Loughborough service, likewise the Melton Mowbray people in Melton. The rest of us, Leicestershire, and NW Leicester branches, will once again join the throng on London Road, Coalville around 1000-1015 am.

Shortly afterwards, the whole gathering moves in procession along London Road to the Coalville War Memorial where, after a short service, the wreaths are laid. BNP ALWAYS takes a full part in all this, so make sure you (and yours) are there please! Dress smartly please, as we always try to be the `smartest guys on parade': you don`t want to be mistaken for one of those scruffy socialists, do you ?
PS Dress warmly, too, as Coalville could easily have been called COLDville!"

-Mike Robinson, Leics. Dep. Organiser

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In Flanders Fields

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

4 comments:

Andrew said...

It's at Christchurch on London Road Coalville. Anyone intending to go into church for the service should be there before 9.30.
This is followed by a parade to the war memorial about 200 yards away.
If not going into church, meet anytime before 10.30 outside.
Refreshments taken nearby for those that fancy one after. All welcome.

Keats said...

Thank you, Andrew, for the information.

lastkingoftheenglish said...

There is no Leicester Rd in Coalville, it's London Rd

Keats said...

Thanks,lastkingoftheenglish, for the correction.