Monday, 11 November 2019

Remembrance Day


[by Eric Goggin,


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

--From "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon



31 comments:

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Veterans are very special people.

XOXO

anne marie in philly said...

http://www.ridingon.bike/2019/11/monday.html

this person went to vietnam; thank a fellow blogger for his service!

Brian Joseph said...

It is hard to believe that it has been so long since the end of The Great War. Here in America it is not talked about all that much because there was less of an impact here. Let’s just hope and work for a world where we do not create more days that are in tribute to war dead.

DEZMOND said...

It is a state holiday here in memory of one million (out of two million citizens that we had back then) people who died in WW1, making us the biggest victim of WW1 in the world.

Bob said...

Having a father who was a military man, this day means a lot to our family.

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, I honor all veterans, from any war, as well as policemen and firemen (and others) who put themselves at risk in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is a time to reflect on the heroic actions of others, and to put our own problems in perspective.
--Jim

Ol'Buzzard said...

WAR
Good God you'all
What is it good for?
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

the Ol'Buzzard
Vietnam Vet
58,479 brothers and sisters who never returned.

laurie said...

Beautiful words, I can no longer see your photos but I can read and feel your words ,

Martha said...

We remember...

Kirk said...

It's Veteran's Day here in the U.S. I've seen plenty of people on Facebook and what-have-you bring it up, but I wonder how many of them know the day's World War I origins.

^.^ said...

My dad, 2 uncles and my father in law came back physically and mentally maimed. My mumme was left an orphan age 14 as her mumme and her 2 sisters never came back from Siberia. Numerous other members of my family never survived the war. When I let my son join Army Cadets, grandpa went ballistic, and believe me that a scary thing to witness. I did not let my son join the Army. I think my family contributed plenty enough. Never again. Love, cat.

Leanna said...

My father was a survivor and veteran of the Korean war, rest his soul. We tend to take advantage of vets by sending off to fight a war no one wants and then brushing them to the side and only remembering them on Veterans Day. We should remember and honour them always.

nothoughtsnoprayersnonothing said...

However we refer to it ... Poppy Day, Veterans Day etc, it should be a solemn day of remembrance. Nothing makes me angrier than the commercialization of holidays.

There is no one group that can claim this day
https://nothoughtsnoprayersnonothing.blogspot.com/2019/11/sunday-sermon-veterans-day.html

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Cat -- Yes, war takes a terrible and implacable toll, you're right.

Lady M said...

Say it again!

Mildred Ratched said...

What a beautiful tribute! My three brothers, my father, my step father, many of my uncles, cousins, etc. all served and I feel proud of all of them for their part in serving our country.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I'd like to raise my glass to my little grandpa and all his generation who just kept on going through both World wars and the Depression with determination and a sense of humour.

Guillaume said...

Lest we forget...

And I put a raunchy song on my blog...

Adam said...

Happy Rem/Veterans day

mistress maddie said...

I hope all our Veterans had a good day of Remembrance. We thank them all.

Joanne Noragon said...

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, that it might never happen again.....

Magaly Guerrero said...

Remembering... Always.

Dr. Theda said...

Took us a bit to find a good version of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" to add with post for today..... Wishing you and yours a very pleasant week, dear Lady Debra

baili said...

nations are fortunate who remember them who kept them safe and alive as nation dear Debra

thank you for heart warming post !

Busy Bee Suz said...

Beautiful. Veterans are the truest of heroes.

This N That said...

Well said..We owe them a lot...

Rain said...

Wonderful post Debra :)

The Happy Whisk said...

That's a lovely post, Debra.

Here's to all that served in whatever country they did so.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Lest we forget.
Thank you, Debra.

JACKIESUE said...

we had our annual veterans day lunch at KC Hall and it was amazing..great food..and of course great desserts..they had a ceremony, gave out awards commendations.we had raffles..and then they broke down the tables so they could dance..2 bands..played polkas and waltzes..it was amazing..I was pooped..the women's auxiliary did a hell of a job..proud to be a part of it.

Magic Love Crow said...

Wonderful post Debra!! Well said!