Remembrance Day At The Mem

November 10, 2005

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Tomorrow at the Memorial Stadium there will be a remembrance ceremony to honour those who sacrificed their lives for us during the two great wars and other conflicts. In attendance will be directors, players and officials of both Bristol Rovers Football Club and Bristol Rugby Club.

The ceremony will start at 11.00 am and will include tributes by way of laying wreaths and the last post being played on the bugle.

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on the eleventh of November 1918, to signal the end of world war 1. Many people across the country will stop work at this time to take time to pause and contemplate the sacrifices made by those men and women.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Fourth stanza of ‘For the fallen’ by Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

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