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.

 

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  • On November the 21st this year 2013, We had cause to visit Mansfield Cemetery to take a large amount of Flowers, Wreaths, Sprays and Bunches of flowers to the grave of my Wife’s Mother and Grandmother..The reason being that we had lost my wife’s sister, and the service was held at the Crematorium . instead of leaving all the flowers there, it was decided to place them on the family grave…During transportation , three of the flowers fell off of the very large spray of flowers that had adorned the coffin…I picked them up and asked the family if they would allow me to place them on the the Military grave of the soldier from the first world war who’s grave was close by..Of course they didn’t mind, and all agreed…The soldier’s name was J Lockley, and the Military Gravestone sported a Royal Artillery Badge…I was also an ex-gunner…I stood there for a moment , and then I realised there was a small bunch of flowers laid on the grave, I looked around and noticed the other few Military Graves in the area also had bunches of flowers laid upon the graves….Unless anyone knows any different, I can only assume it is the work of The Royal British Legion….How proud we should all feel , and Well Done To The Royal British Legion…

    By alan curtis (26/11/2013)

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