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Friday, November 11, 2011

A Day of Remembrance ~ Lest We Forget.

Today I am honouring all of the brave men and women who have served at war.

#LestWeForget

Lest We Forget 1st Stamp (2007) Lest We Forget - Poppy


On the eleventh day of the eleventh month on the eleventh hour, we all remember the people who died so we can live freely. Also known as Armistice Day or Veterans Day today is a memorial day observed in British Commonwealth countries and the time and date commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiegne, France, for the end of hostilities on the Western Front during WWI.

A Day of Remembrance ~ Lest We Forget.


The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.


A Day of Remembrance ~ Lest We Forget.



I ask that you might take a moment to pause and to remember the men and women who have sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy peace and freedom today. Can we also remember the men and women who are currently deployed abroad risking their lives for us.


A Day of Remembrance ~ Lest We Forget.



MARK KNOPFLER
"Remembrance Day"

On your maypole green
See the winding morris men
Angry Alfie, Bill and Ken
Waving hankies, sticks and books
All the earthen roofs
Standing at the crease
The batsman takes a look around
The boys are fielding on home ground
The steeple sharp against the blue
When I think of you
Sam and Andy
Jack and John
Charlie, Martin
Jamie, Ron
Harry, Stephen
Will and Don
Matthew, Michael
On and on
We will remember them
Remember them
Remember them
We will remember them
Remember them
Remember them
Time has slipped away
The Summer sky to Autumn yields
A haze of smoke across the fields
Let's sup and fight another round
And walk the stublbed ground
When November brings
The poppies on Remembrance Day
When the vicar comes to say
Lest we forget our sons
We will remember them
Remember them
Remember them
We will remember them
Remember them
Remember them



The Australian War Memorial  - Memorial plaque

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In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders Fields the poppy grew.


Lest we forget


A Day of Remembrance ~ Lest We Forget.


Blessings and best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 


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