The Ode


As a mark of respect for the fallen, the Ode is recited at all New Zealand RSAs. The Ode is recited at the Sumner Redcliff RSA when we meet at the Village Inn on Thursday evenings as a mark of respect for the fallen.

  • 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

  • E kore ratou e kaumatuatia
    Penei ia tatou e mahue nei
    E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore
    Ahakoa, pehea I nga ahuatanga o te wa
    I te hekenga atu o te ra
    Tae noa ki te aranga mai I te ata
    Ka maumahara tonu tatou kia ratou