TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Lest We Forget

The Roundhouse is closed for Remembrance Day, Thursday, November 11, 2021. At 11am, we hope that you can take a moment of silence to remember and honour those who have served our country, many of whom lost their lives doing so.

For a particularly moving ceremony, visit Mountain View Cemetery on Remembrance Day for their musical remembrance: Remembering Together, Apart. 11 brass instruments and three choirs will perform in three different locations – at 11am, 12pm and, finally, at 1pm.

Facebook event page / Little Chamber Music website (directions)

In 2019, Joshua Dyer (only 14 years old at the time) wrote this compelling poem for Armistice Day in the UK, as reported by CBC.

One Thousand Men Are Walking
By Joshua Dyer

One thousand men are walking
Walking side by side
Singing songs from home
The spirit as their guide
they walk toward the light milord
they walk towards the sun
they smoke and laugh and smile together
no foes to outrun
these men live on forever
in the hearts of those they saved
a nation truly grateful
for the path of peace they paved
they march as friends and comrades
but they do not march for war
step closer to salvation
a tranquil steady corps
the meadows lit with golden beams
a beacon for the brave
the emerald grass untrampled
a reward for what they gave
they dream of those they left behind
and know they dream of them
forever in those poppy fields
there walks one thousand men

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