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We Will Remember Them (2017)

For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

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.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

In Flanders fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

10th Annual Ride to The Wall

The North Wales Chapter would like to wish everyone taking part in the 10th Annual Ride To The Wall (RTTW) Run a Safe & Dry Ride. (Last year we had spectacular rains)

This year due to a clash of dates with the The Provincial Grand Lodge of North Wales’s Meeting only a few of our Members will be taking part. So if you see a lost looking Welshman, or two take pity on them and say hi.

Those attending remember there is a Widows Sons gathering at the Masonic Garden.

What is Ride To The Wall?

Ride To The Wall is a unique motorcycling fundraising ride with a dedicated service of remembrance that provides an opportunity for all motorcyclists to ride as an organised group to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to pay their respects and recognise the sacrifice made by the 16,000+ service men and women whose names are engraved on The Wall of the Armed Forces Memorial.

More information on RTTW can be found on their official website https://www.rttw.org/.

Hugh’s Initiation

Last night at Wrexhamian Lodge No 6715 Hugh Jackson was Initiated into Freemasonry.

Hugh is a Blood Bike Rider, You may remember his review of our 3 Day Welsh Adventure which was posted HERE. After seeing the Good work we do, and having a great time with us on the 3 Day tour, and the Social Night he decided to join Masonry, and eventually the Widows Sons.

Several of our Members turned up to see his Initiation (We even had our own Widows Sons Table)