Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wesham Pays its' Respects on Remembrance Sunday

Officiated by Rev Alan Rawe, Wesham's Community attended in large numbers at the Remembrance Day Service .
Wreaths were layed on the memorial by the following organisations:-
Medlar-with-Wesham Town Council; Fylde Borough Council;The Armed Forces; Christ Church Wesham;Lancashire Constabulary;St John Ambulance;The Scout Association;The Guide Association;St Joseph's Catholic Primary School;Medlar-with-Wesham C.E Primary School;Wesham and Treales Christ Churh Youth Group;Kirkham and Fylde Rural Lions; Mrs Linda Higham and Wesham Community Pride Trust.

The Service was a truly Community spirited mark of respect in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars.

The Remembrance Day Service has, over the years, increased in numbers attending at the Memorial. For the organisers it was particularly pleasing to see so many young people attending and laying wreaths.

During the service hymns were sung by the congregation accompanied by Carr Hill High School Band, the last post being played by a band member prior to the minutes silence.

"They shall not grow 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"

A poem was read by Councillor Linda Nulty during the service:


I speak for the dead, the dead of all the wars,
They were our parents, our children and the friends of mine and yours.
I speak for those who perished, who died for the common good,
Doing what they had to, in the only way they could.

Don't say that they were heroes, that they sacrificed their all;
They went because they had to, not to answer Britain's call.
And they didn't give their lives away; they were slaughtered where they stood,
Doing what they had to in the only way they could.

No knights in shining armour, defending what was right;
They were ordinary mortals, often petrified with fright.
But the highest place in Heaven, if the Lord is truly good,
Is for those who did what they had to, in the only way they could.


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