Remembrance at the 11th Hour on the 11th Day…

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I Will Remember My Father
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I Will Remember Those that Gave their Todays
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I Will Remember Our Tomorrows

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,

For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today

(For a really good post about Armistace in Southampton follow this link)

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15 thoughts on “Remembrance at the 11th Hour on the 11th Day…

  1. Your father was incredibly handsome. Thank you for sharing these thoughts on this solemn occasion. One thing that is universal is the respect and admiration we have for the men and women who fight for their country. They may have fought to stop tomorrow’s wars. We owe it to them to work towards that a peace, no matter what our differences may be.

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  2. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the wreaths made of poppies, or perhaps i haven’t noticed them. They certainly are touching, as are your photos. We memorized “In Flanders field” when I was in school, and I still remember it every year at this time. We should be teaching the history — and the poem — in our schools today.

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    • Wreaths are common here, Remembrance is bigger than Halloween, we don’t do Thanksgiving and Christmas street decorations don’t normally start until after Armistice. Britain is also quite big on the war poets in schools too.

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  3. Your dad certainly was handsome. We certainly did remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

    I have to tell you a funny story. This is typical whenever we talk about any photo depicting a Southampton landmark.

    Me (showing The Boffin the picture of the Cenotaph): Where is the memorial?
    The Boffin: Oh, across from where the coffee roaster’s used to be!
    Me (who didn’t grow up in Southampton): That doesn’t help!

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  4. Thank you(!) for paying tribute to these courageous souls who lived in torment while they fought (in horrific war conditions) and saw things that no human should ever see (even if you manage to ‘live’ through a war, you can never ‘un-see’ what you have seen) and who often died freezing cold, behind enemy lines, unable to crawl through the mud to safety.

    It’s only because of them that we don’t live under tyranny.

    Let us live our lives to the fullest and most productive, so that their lives were not lost in vain.

    Best regards, JBS

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