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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Lest We Forget


Remembrance Day.  

 
A Flanders Poppy Field

The 11th hour of the 11th day, in the 11th month, is when we remember the brave service men and women who gave their lives so that future generations in this country, and many others, can live in a world that is free of dictators, fascism and prejudice. 

Remembrance Day. The day the Germans signed the Armistice that ended World War I. The document was signed at 5 am. The peace accord came into effect six hours after the signing, which is why we remember the 11th hour.  At 11 o’clock on November 11th, 1918 the ‘guns fell silent.’ 


 

4 comments:

  1. Lovely words Maddie. They said it was the war to end all wars. It wasn't of course but that doesn't make the sacrifice of those men and women any the less.

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  2. Sadly, every day there’s war somewhere in the world. Whether it's country against country, or man against man; to stop terrorism, or to end fascism. Every year at this time on November 11th, ”We will remember them”

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Vikki. x

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