Ronan, my beloved Irish Terrier, died this weekend. He passed away quickly from heart failure. I share this with all of you who have lost a dog in comradeship, but particularly those who have an Irish Terrier. You don’t own an Irish Terrier; they allow you to be with their wild and uncompromising spirit. He was my noble and aristocratic guard. Fast, agile, fierce and elegant. He was always finding an escape, with me, chasing after him. Now he’s jumped a fence that I cannot follow. I hope he shows me the path when it’s my turn to jump. 2009-2019
15. Medal recipients wear their medals on the left side of their chest covering their heart, family members/descendants wear the medals on the right.
16. The 'Ode' comes from the poem "For the Fallen", which was written by Laurence Binyon. The verse, which is commonly known as 'The Ode Of Rememberance', is as follows: "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." Lest We Forget
Here endeth the lesson.
Boys some as young as 14 & 15 some running away from their families ; some seeking adventure ; some escaping poverty, earning 6 shillings a day to help their families
Lest We Forget. AZ