For The Fallen With proud thanksgiving,
Two British soldiers have been killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said, 5th of July, 2009.
For the fallen with proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
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.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain; As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, To the end, to the end, they remain.
A favourite quote of my Mrs Oldrightie is "Growing old is a privilege denied to many". Please think on that as yet more young people die in Labour's Afghanistan and Iraq nightmare. When we leave these blighted Countries, thousands of years of tradition will slip back into place. Nothing but nothing will have been achieved other than billions of shameful pounds pissed up the wall to wash down our soldiers blood. Labour, you are utter and shameful fuckwits.
Jimmy, Phony, Fondlebum, this is your legacy. I despise your legacy.