Sunday, 10 November 2013

11am 11th November



At 11am on the 11th November 1918 hostilities ceased and the first world war ended.
On that day ever since we have remembered the fallen from both the wars. All round the country people will stop work for 2 minuets and stand in silence 
The cross of Victory seen at so many Commonwealth War Cemetery's
The Canadian Memorial At Brookwood Commonwealth War Cemetery

Cross's at Wallingford War Memorial
We Will Remember Them

20 comments:

  1. Good thing you remember.
    With us is connected with the 11:11. at 11.11am only the beginning of the carnival season. I'm not a fan of it -

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    1. Everyone is remembered, there are no winners in war only loosers.

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  2. oui se souvenir.
    Merci de ta visite et de tes gentils commentaires sur mes pages, Merci, bonne journée!
    Cath.

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  3. Hi Bill...

    i didn´t know anything about it ... so it´s too late to stop the work :)

    Nice photos !

    Best regards

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    1. No doubt where you live you have a different way of remembering. We missed the time as no one told us over the tannoy system and we were working along the tunnel today.

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  4. When my daughter was younger I was her Girl Scout leader. I used to take my Girl Scout troop to march in a local parade every Veteran's Day. I'm hoping that the girls took away the fact that Veteran's Day is to honor the people who served our country and not just another holiday from school.

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    1. The scouts and guilds do this on Remeberance Sunday, the 11th is not a holiday in the UK so people just tend to observe the tow minuets silence where they are at work. It is only in recent years this has been done and always seems odd at 11 you see people standing in silence

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  5. Even the busses in the city stop for 2 minutes here. This is a wonderful post, Bill.

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    1. Cool Not sure if they do the same here

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  6. Hari OM
    ..."at the rising and at the going down of the sun, we shall remember them..."

    YAMxx

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    1. Did you know that was the middle verse of an ode

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  7. This was a great and interesting post...

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