But millions weren't so lucky; lions were led by donkeys in those days. The remembrances are their due, and our duty.
This is Jeff Beck's cover, done for the British Legion's annual veteran's charity appeal in 2014. The photographs are of the glass poppies displayed at the Tower of London. More than 800,000 poppies each represent one of the Willie McBrides who never came home.
And a note to our readers, "The Last Post" is the song that we colonials call "Taps".
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.
Et lux perpetua luceat eis. Amen.