“They that outlive this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,
And rouse themselves at the name of Going Postal.
They that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say “To-morrow is 9/12…
Then will they strip their sleeves and show their scars,
And say “These wounds I had on 9/12…
Old puffins forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But we’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats they did that day. Then shall their names,
Familiar in our mouths as household words—
SB , Wooshy and B-Bob, OT and Snots,
Nickjd, MM, and Hogz, GreenAcres and GB, DorsetK and Rattus,
JW, ID&IKT, Zip and FA, CM and IS, ABS, and BK
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good puffin teach their chicks;
And 9/12 shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd —
We few, we happy few, we band of puffins;
For they to-day that shed their blood
Shall be my brother; be they ne’er so vile,
This day shall soften their condition;
And gentle people of Airstrip 1 now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their puffinhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That proudly marched upon 9/12″
(H/T Billy S)
Most of us should have already met up by the time you read this, with any luck we will be enjoying a nice Weatherspoon’s breakfast courtesy of your good selves. The rest of you we will look for on arrival at the Dorchester later this morning. If we can find anywhere open, or that will serve us there will be more food and drink after the events below.
Programme of events
Assemble: 11:45 am, outside The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London W1K 1QA
March: begins 12:15 pm, from PARK LANE to WHITEHALL
Rally: 1:00 pm (to start), OPPOSITE Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA
To follow our progress read the comments and at some point I’ll add an RT feed to the Featured Comment. We will also be providing our own live feeds from the events via Periscope.
If you’d like to add to the beer fund see here : Contribute to Going Postal
Periscope live streams. Live when the icon is red. Click to open in new windows.
Swiss Bob – Main
Going Postal – back up
For puffins with Periscope accounts who’d like to broadcast get your embed code here: Periscope Embeds then paste the relevant code into a forum post on the page below and that’s it
To see feeds from other puffins go to the forum page here: https://tinyurl.com/y8bc3awf