Monday, October 21, 2013


The inscription on a Victoria Cross grave from 1933:

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.

- "Ode of Remembrance" from Laurence Binyon's poem, "For the Fallen", first published in The Times in September 1914.

The Victoria Cross is the highest military decoration that can be awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of Commonwealth countries armed forces. Yet all over the UK the graves and memorials to these men are under threat of loss. Victoria Cross Trust works to stop this happening.

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