High Oakham School
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…
It is the time of the year, the 11th of November, when we buy our Poppies, in remembrance of those who gave their all for peace in our world, in the wars of 1914-18 and 1939-45 and in military conflicts since then. Also in support of the Royal British Legion who do such wonderful work for the old comrades, and those less fortunate who have served their country.
It always reminds me of my first year at High Oakham School in Mr Paling’s class. Every morning before we were allowed to sit down, the whole class had to recite the above remembrance verse.