Thank you for that swampcritter, I am saving it to go there at the weekend when I have more time to sit quietly and look at it.Today was the ceremony in London at the Cenotaph and they have 2 mins of silence. I used to watch it on TV it is a wonderful rememberance service..
We still do the 2 minutes of silence on the West Coast. Perth literally comes to a stand still during that time. It's a pity some of the other states don't still do it :(
Here is June Tabor's beautiful cover of Eric Bogle's Green Fields of France (sometimes called Flowers of the Forest, or Willie McBride). Someone used it as the background to their visit to the Somme.
Don't watch unless you are a spot where you can cry.
Yes memories to be passed on my grandfather was killed in the Trenches in France in WW1 they never found his body he has a memorial , my grandmother was killed in the Blitz in London in WW11 a bomb hit the house where she had obstinatly not wanted to go to the air raid shelter for the 10 the time that night.They are all memories now but its kind of interesting to pass it on to the youngsters in the Family,and they had fabulous medals that were given on and are treasured.
Well said everyone!
The only comment i want to make is that we used to have a minutes silence at the eleventh hour,no matter where you were.IT was a good thing and showed respect,It hasnt happened now for a few years,at the shopping centres and the like.Not every place has stopped though.
On the news last night some dead beat kids spray painted graffitti on the the memorial,what ever happened to respect?
Veterans Day is to thank all the living Veterans from previous wars, and the soldiers still serving, Memorial Day in the US is to remember all the dead who died in the wars.Thank you to the Families also I am sure we have a few on Med Help, myself I thank my Family , aswell as all Heroes.
Swampy's grandfather was a WWI vet. He was very proud of his service (although, he never saw combat, which was a good thing indeed).
It is -- really something -- to have met a veteran of that war. Swampy is going to have to explain to his niece in a few years just how special her great grandfather was, and the story of that war.
Couldnt of said it better myself Jolly sara
may thanks be given to all of those from all the nations that laid their own life down o, there families and freinds could live in freedom, and may god comfort there loved one that are left behind
In Australia it is also called Rememberance Day, we also wear the poppy as a tribute.
In Canada we wear the poppy as tribute. Do you do that in the US as well?
It's known as Veteran's Day here in the States.