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Remembrance Poems and Readings - Invaluable for all who are preparing remembrance and memorial events or reflecting on matters of war and peace.
A collection of poems, prayers, lyrics, famous statements and speeches with an introduction on the origin and meaning of remembrance events.
Importance of Remembrance Day
in the National Calendar
No other day is more important in the national calendar than Remembrance Day. It is celebrated in every town, city and almost every village in the UK. Similar events take place around the world.
Remembrance event ideas - contemporary to ancient
Here is collection of words for remembrance events, and thoughts about remembrance, war and peace, spanning over two thousand years.
Amongst these traditional, ancient and new poems, prayers and readings there may be found pieces suitable for twenty-first century Remembrance and Memorial events, and meetings or services that may focus on issues of war and peace. Some pieces may suggest ways of developing ideas for commemorative occasions.
Many of the items included in this collection will prove moving, thought provoking and even inspirational.
Some poems are offered by their authors free of any copyright charge if used for remembrance purposes. Most will grant free use for remembrance events on request.
The chapters of
Remembrance Poems and Readings
Introduction - (We will remember them, Peace at this time, Understanding remembrance, The changing meaning of remembrance day events, remembrance events today.)
Poems and Readings for Remembrance Events
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
“Why, Soldiers? Why?”
Brothers in Arms
Reasons for War
Patriotism — Popular Patriotic and Uplifting Hymns and Songs
Reflections on War
Messages to Those Remaining
“Say Not Soft Things”
Brief introduction to international law against war
Brief biographical notes on living contributors
Authors’ personal introductions to their poems
Details of remembrance organisations and those offering support for members of armed forces: Remembrance, Support, Peace, Human Rights
Index of Titles and Authors
Key facts about Remembrance Poems and Readings
120 pages paperback.
Poems and readings selected and introduced
by David Roberts.
Published by Saxon Books
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