my last words are probably going to be ‘wait what’
Twice our size.
or the exact moment my heart broke.
the fact that there’s only about 5000 people who’ve reblogged this scares me. That means that less that 5000 people know where these come from.
I feel old…
Coffin of the Unknown Warrior, Westminster Abbey, November 1920.
The Unknown Warrior was later buried in the far western end of the nave of the Westminster Abbey, a few feet away from the entrance. The idea of the grave was to commemorate all the unknown soldiers who had fallen in the First World War. Here’s a picture of what the grave looks nowadays. It reads:
Beneath this stone rests the body
Of a British warrior
Unknown by name or rank
Brought from France to lie among
The most illustrious of the land
And buried here on Armistice Day
11 Nov: 1920, in the presence of
His Majesty King George V
His ministers of state
The chiefs of his forces
And a vast concourse of the nation
Thus are commemorated the many
Multitudes who during the Great
War of 1914 - 1918 gave the most that
Man can give life itself
For King and country
For loved ones home and Empire
For the sacred cause of justice and
The freedom of the world
They buried him among the kings because he
Had done good toward God and toward