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IF YE FORGET

 LET me forget—Let me forget,
I am weary of remembrance,
And my brow is ever wet,
With tears of my remembrance,
With the tears and bloody sweat,—
Let me forget.

If ye forget—If ye forget,
Then your children must remember,
And their brow be ever wet,
With the tears of their remembrance,
With the tears and bloody sweat,—
If ye forget.

Geoffrey A Studdert Kennedy aka Woodbine Willie

– clergyman and poet

At this time of official Remembrance for the sacrifice of so many men and women from the First World War to today the above is particularly moving, yet it could so easily be applied to remembering history in general.

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