Title For that Tomorrow

UPDATE

It is with great sadness I have to announce the death of 
Nigel Turnbull, the founder of this website.
 
Nigel died of cancer at Strathcarron Hospice on
Monday the 21st of May 2012 at the age of 61.
 
There will be a service at Camelon
Crematorium on Friday 25th May at 11am.

 

A new song of Remembrance
Remembrance Day music in the style of a hymn with simple melody and free song sheets to download

suitable for all voices from school children (kids) to oldies, professional choirs and choral groups

perform, share, publish and use freely in any non-profit venture
email a link to this page to a friend

Inspired by a Pilgrimage to WWII (World War Two) Cemeteries around Monte Cassino in Italy
where Veterans laid tributes and honoured the memory of their fallen comrades.

Also some extra information including quotes used in Remembrance Services.

Title Lest we Forget

For an account of the Italy Pilgrimage with useful information for travellers to that country CLICK HERE

Dedicated to my uncle, Private James Cram Turnbull, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders,
who was killed in action at the age of 22 years.
© 2006 Nigel J.C. Turnbull nigel@remembrancedaysong.comVideo of the Remembrance Parade 2008 in Stirling, Scotland, UK (new window)

link to videoWATCH
A VIDEO OF THIS SONG
KARAOKE STYLE

 

For that Tomorrow

(1) I stand here alone
     with loved ones to hand;
my tributes to lay
     on this salient land.
The voices within
     as mem'ries unfold
of a comrade at peace now
     who shall grow not old.

(2) A tree gives me shade
     in gardens so fine;
a stone with inscription
     that goes beyond time.
The headstones are neat
     in rows marching past
and the names of the fallen,
     forever will last.

(3) A son kneels to touch
     his father's cold stone;
a tear in his eye for
     a friend long since gone.
A woman stands proud,
     with medals on show,
for a husband who died that
     his children might grow.

(4) Recorded in stone
     and gun metal grey,
those heroes in silence
     look down as we pray.
The standard is dip'd,
     the flowers are laid
then the music is sounded
     and homage is paid.

(5) They left us a torch
     to carry with pride
and hope for a future
     where peace can abide.
I dream of a life,
     that's lived without fear,
it is for that tomorrow
     our people lie here.

© June 2006 Nigel J.C. Turnbull
nigel@remembrancedaysong.com

USEFUL LINKS

UK & Commonwealth War Dead
Search for records of the men and women of the UK & Commonwealth forces who died during the two World Wars.
www.cwgc.org/

American Battle Monuments Commission
Search ABMC Databases for records of the men and women who died during the two World Wars and Korea.
www.abmc.gov/

Veterans and military members
are at high risk of developing mesothelioma cancer. Please visit the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance for more information.
www.mesothelioma.com/

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes'
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, is the Jewish people's memorial to the murdered Six Million. Search the world's largest repository of information on the Holocaust.
www.yadvashem.org/

World Trade Center
September 11, 2001
Victims by Country and Citizenship.
www.september11victims.com/

Poppy Travel
The specialist travel arm of The Royal British Legion, and we have been arranging visits to battlefields, war cemeteries and memorials since 1927. As a caring charity everyone is welcome to join our tours.
www.poppytravel.org.uk/

Royal British Legion
The UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
www.britishlegion.org.uk/

British Armed Forces & National Service
This site contains Service stories from Regular and National Service Veterans.
www.britisharmedforces.org/

 

RECENT AND CURRENT

Roll of Honour
Names, photographs and details of British Troops who have died in Iraq since March 2003 in Operation Telic, with a link to Operation Herrick in Afghanistan.
www.supportoursoldiers.co.uk/memorial.htm

Faces of the Fallen
Names, photographs and details of U.S. Service Members who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/fallen/

 

The Future ?

Then let us pray that come it may
— as come it will for all that,
that 'Sense' and 'Worth' o'er all the earth
shall have 'First-place' and all that.
For all that, and all that,
It's coming yet for all that,
that man to man the world o'er
shall brothers be for all that.

Robert Burns 1759 – 1796     

Cassino War Cemetery
Cassino War Cemetery, Italy

Please feel free to share / print this song and perform it at any non-profit venue.
Feel free to publish this song
on your web site, or in print. Please add the following acknowledgement and link:
 © June 2006  Nigel J.C. Turnbull
 www.remembrancedaysong.com

Unless someone’s name appears with a photo, the copyright is mine. You can use my photographs for your own project. A link/credit to this website would be appreciated. If you need a higher resolution version for publication, just send me an email nigel@remembrancedaysong.com

Should you wish to use this song on a commercial basis (for-profit) please contact me in the first instance at nigel@remembrancedaysong.com to discuss your requirements.

DOWNLOAD SONG SHEETS

LAYOUT - 1

LAYOUT - 2

JUST WORDS
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MELODY
A one-finger melody is as far as I can take the tune.
I look forward to real musicians waving the magic wand over it.

CHECK BELOW FOR MORE SOPHISTICATED ARRANGEMENTS
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Kenneth Hemmerick
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American War CemeteryAmerican War Cemetery Statue
American War Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
PHOTOS BY SUSIE SWARBRICK

For The Fallen
a poem by Laurence Binyon

The 4th verse is used at almost every Remembrance Day Service.
The 3rd verse is also very moving.

(3) They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

(4) 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.

You can read details of Laurence Binyon and all seven verses of this poem at Laurence Binyon

Polish War Cemetery
Polish War Cemetery from Monte Cassino Abbey, Italy

Kohima Epitath

When you go home tell them of us and say
for your tomorrow we gave our today.

The above epitaph is engraved on the War Memorial to commemorate the men of the British 2nd Division who fell in the Battle of Kohima in 1944. Composed by Major John Etty-Leal and probably inspired by an epitaph written during the First World War by John Maxwell Edmonds (1875-1958).
Sangro River War Cemetery
Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The anonymity of the entombed soldier is key to the symbolism of the monument.

Perhaps the first memorial of this kind was in 1858 but the modern trend was started in the United Kingdom in 1920 with the burial of the body an Unknown Warrior who died on the battlefields of Europe.
The coffin was escorted into Westminster Abbey by the King and 100 recipients of the Victoria Cross.
Part of the inscription on the stone reads, “They buried him among the kings because he had done good toward God and toward his house” (Bible — 2 Chronicles 24).
More information on many of these memorials at
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Anzio War Cemetery
Anzio War Cemetery, Italy

PHOTO BY SUSIE SWARBRICK

 

 
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