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Old soldiers never die
They simply fade they say
Is that the price I ask myself
That soldiers have to pay?

Bugle notes and drum beats
Flash of sun on brass
He hears the call as comrades all
Tramp the long march past

Warrior fading quickly
Like a weak pale winter sun
Bowed and creeping slowly
Life's race is all but run.

The red poppy leaves are wrinkled
One by one they fall
Soldier, can you answer still?
When the bugle notes do call.

Play the music gently
No harsh notes sound, I ask
For the poppy leaves are falling
Glory days now past

Last petal now has fallen
Old soldiers gone away
Last post music calling
Old soldiers out to play.

Bugle notes and drum beats
Flash of sun on brass
He hears their call, his footsteps fall
,
Away on their long march past

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Poppy Petals

written by
Buckley-Clarke / Wedgbury

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"I have just had the pleasure of reading your wonderful Remembrance Day pages. My late husband served all through World War Two, he had a deep reverance for The Poppy. When he died this month in 2003, I placed a poppy in his lapel before the funeral.

I am a poet/ songwriter and I have many published works .......

Thank you for the pleasure and reinforced memories your site has given me tonight.

You have done a magnificent job of adding my song to your wonderful site. I must confess I have tears in my eyes listening to it. How proud my late husband Terry would be, if he could see it. The falling poppies look so beautiful on the screen, I am indeed honoured and hope many will enjoy my efforts ......"

Every Best Wish,
 
Mary Buckley-Clarke

We remember all .....

Sadly, due to the current intensive operations, the names of many young men and women are now being added to war memorials throughout the land.

So, on Remembrance Day, we remember these people as well as those from the two great wars.

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