VE Day 75th Anniversary

This morning when trying to write something that would capture everything he wanted to say, LPOTY founder Charlie Waite settled upon a poem that he wanted to share written by Rupert Brook.
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May 20

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Take a look at now the nation was celebrating 75 years ago today by clicking on the video below.

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