Saturday, November 10, 2012

Remembrance Day


9 comments:

Vagabonde said...

I watched the video – it is very beautiful and inspiring. I am not sure what Remembrance Day is in England because in the US it has evolved into a different holiday. In France we call it “Armistice Day” or simply “Le 11 Novembre” and it is to commemorate the armistice signed between Germany and the Allies in Compi├Ęgne for the end of hostilities during the First World War which took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 in the morning. In each town and village in France there is a monument to the fallen in WW1 and ceremonies there. Here in the US, it used to be the same holiday but in 1975 President Gerald Ford signed a Law which made it “Veterans Day” to honor and thank all military personnel who served in the US wars – all of them, not only WW1, and also to honor living veterans. So, in your video it was not clear – do you celebrate it as in France, as Armistice Day for WW1 or as in the US, as a way to honor all veterans, dead and alive? By the way my grandfather was working for the war effort in France for WW1 and my father became handicapped from injuries sustained in WW2.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

A Beautiful Tribute to all those that served so bravely...Thank You Pat. This was very very special.

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you, Pat.

Granny Annie said...

Lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing. Today is our Veteran's Day and neither Ron nor I can raise our flag because of our health. It is a sacred day especially to my veteran spouse.

Pat said...

Vagabonde: It is both to honour those fallen during and since WW1, and to commemorate the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month when the Armistice was signed. The main aim is to remember the sacrifices of the fallen and injured - both mentally and physically and not in any way to glorify war.

Naomi: Im glad you appreciated it:)

Mike and ann: my pleasure - if you see what I mean.

Granny Annie: God bless you both. I am sure you are raising the flag in your hearts.

kenju said...

Thanks, Pat.

Pat said...

Judy::)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Nigel Havers says it for me!

Pat said...

GG: He's quite a gent isn't he? It's really funny to see him in Coronation Street. Unfortunately I think he is off soon to do panto.