Blades of Remembrance

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.

Each year Vesta RC undertakes an Act of Remembrance to commemorate those club members who did not return from the World Wars.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 and as such is of particular poignancy.

During the Great War of 1914-1918, 78 members went to war, and of those 12 lost their lives. More background on the names on the War Memorial can be found on the Vesta website and on the club during this period on Hear The Boat Sing

Vesta will be joining with clubs along the Putney Embankment, and all round the country, taking part in Blades of Remembrance.this Sunday, at the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month. Club President, Jock McKerrell would like to invite all present members to join this slightly extended event, providing a powerful link between those who enjoy rowing with Vesta today as much as those previous members did in the past.

For each of the 12 members that the club lost during the First World War, we will be displaying a blade in front of the club, and at 11:00 there will be a two minute silence. Jock will read out the names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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