Marcus Walker

The tragedy of this year’s Remembrance Sunday

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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.

This Remembrance Sunday will be like no other, but one thing will stay constant: these lines, by Laurence Binyon, will be recited with great solemnity at war memorials, in churches and online across the country.

There is something timeless about these words, and deliberately so.

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