The Ode of Remembrance

The “Ode of Remembrance” is an ode taken from Laurence Binyon’s poem, “For the Fallen”, which was first published in September 1914.

For the Fallen was specifically composed in honour of the casualties of the British Expeditionary Force, which by then already suffered severely at the Battle of Mons and the Battle of the Marne in the opening phase of the war on the Western Front. Over time, the fourth stanza of the poem has been claimed as a tribute to all casualties of war, regardless of state, and it is this selection of For the Fallen to which the term “Ode of Remembrance” usually refers.

For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon (Stanza 4 only)

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.


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09:30 SS Mendi Remembrance, Noordwijk,... @ Noordwijk Algemene Begraafplaats
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Feb 21 @ 09:30 – 13:30
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Lest we Forget: In the annals of Southern Africa’s military history, 21 February 1917 is a dark day. It marks the sinking of the troopship SS Mendi after it was rammed off the Isle of
10:45 SS Mendi Remembrance @ Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth
SS Mendi Remembrance @ Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth
Feb 21 @ 10:45 – 11:15
SS Mendi Remembrance @ Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth
Wreath Laying Ceremony and Service At Milton Cemetery (Post code PO4 8RS) From 10:45am to approximately 11:15am
12:00 SS Mendi Plaque Unveiling @ The Point, Portsmouth
SS Mendi Plaque Unveiling @ The Point, Portsmouth
Feb 21 @ 12:00 – 12:30
SS Mendi Plaque Unveiling @ The Point, Portsmouth
Commemorative Plaque Unveiling Ceremony At The Point, Old Portsmouth – in front of the Spice Island Pub (Post code PO1 2JL) From 12:00noon to approximately 12:30pm  
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23
Sat
2019
09:30 Three Ships Parade @ Richmond Cenotaph
Three Ships Parade @ Richmond Cenotaph
Feb 23 @ 09:30 – 12:00
Three Ships Parade @ Richmond Cenotaph
Purpose: We remember all this South African navy ships lost at sea through the ages, starting from chronological order: WW1: SS Mendi, which lead to 616 South Africans and 30 crew who lost their lives at sea,

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