We will remember them

We Will Remember Them

Lauren Trecosta MIAs, Mission Reflections, Team 1 Comment

More than 20 years ago, Pat Scannon was reading a book late at night on World War in the Pacific. On the last page of the book, the author included a quote from “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon. 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. Laurence Binyon (excerpt from “For the Fallen”) Pat never truly appreciated the power of poetry, before that moment. Laurence Binyon’s words in that stanza overwhelmed him, especially the last sentence. While Binyon wrote this poem in 1914 to honor those lost in the British Expeditionary …