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On this, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we pause to remember The Fallen and The Noble Dead of The Great War, or ‘The War to End All Wars’, as World War I is called in Britain and The Commonwealth Nations.

Originally, this was a day to honor those who fought and died in Flanders Fields (pictured with its poppies, above) and far beyond.

Nowadays, we honor not only The Fallen of that War but of All Wars, declared and otherwise, and which have devastated the lives not only of the Combatants themselves but also, their Beloved, some of whom were alive at the hours of their respective deaths, but also some as yet in utero, yet unborn.

We will stand together
Even through the darkest hour
When the night seems never-ending
We know there will be a dawn for us

When the world seems broken
Broken like the hearts within us
Destiny will guide us and we’ll dare to raise our eyes to heaven
God will light our way
We shall win the day
We shall win the day…

Then once again the glorious
We will emerge victorious
Until then hand in hand
We’ll let history know that..

We will stand together
Even in the darkest moment
Destiny will guide us and we’ll dare to raise our eyes to heaven
History will say..
We shall win the day
We shall win the day
We will stand together… till then.

RIP.

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H/T:

Amore’, the pop-opera quartet of Monica McGee (Soprano, @MonicaMcGhee) David Webb (Tenor), Brenda Mitchell (Mezzo, @weareamore) and Peter Braithwaite (Baritone, @PeterBrathwaite ) who delight audiences around the world with their renditions of operatic and other classics.

Website:  http://www.amoreofficial.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/weareamore/

The incomparable music behind these lyrics is, of course, Sir Edward Elgar’s Nimrod, named for the great-grandson of Noah, and about whom volumes are there to be discovered if you are so minded.