Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. The day was specifically dedicated by King George V, on 7 November 1919, to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during war.

The girls will be observing the minute silence at school and making poppy wreaths today.

There is 'hope' for peace through our children

On a side note: 10 years ago today my wonderful husband proposed to me... It was a suprise (to him and me) as we had no ring.. so there is the unofficial engagement and the official one a few weeks later :) The Remembrance Day celebrations help us remember the date ;) The engagement had nothing to do with Remembrance day.. we probably didnt even know it was... but now I can see that life goes on and we can make future generations who will hopefully never engage in the horrors of war.


Carli said...

That's so funny about your engagement! Your daughter has such pretty freckles. I love all your Christmas ideas so far - because they're personal. (esp the blockheads!).

Sarah said...

Bobbie, did you know poppies are significant on rememberance day because of the poem In Flanders Filds - inspired by the ability of poppies to flourish despite everything else being destroyed during the war:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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