Manui Dat Cognitio Vires

Today my Corps mourns the tragic loss of one of its own soldiers in the war on terrorism. This post is to honour the bravery and sacrifice of Cpl. Sarah Bryant, Intelligence Corps, and those she served and died alongside. May we always be grateful for their service and always remember them! My deepest sympathy to Cpl. Bryant’s husband and family for their loss.

photo from the telegraph.co.uk

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is forever 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, blessed by the 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 a peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)

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