On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. 
 On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be "filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory".

We salute every veteran, of our country, and of our allies. I take a pause for this blog's usual topic for today, to remember all that has been sacrificed for our freedom,  and to honor those who serve our country by being in the military.

In many countries, Veteran's Day is called Remembrance Day...
The TEXT is very touching!

The text, in case you cannot read it...
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.



ronnie said...

Lovely post Red.

Joining you in gratitude and remembrance of the men and women who have served and continue to serve in our allied forces.


Downunder Don said...

We will remember them