Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Lest We Forget

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the end of the First World War, and on Armistice day we pause at this time for a two minute silence to remember all those who have died in conflict. At Cheltenhams Cenotaph wreaths of poppies were laid on Remembrance Sunday in a sober ceremony where the fallen were remembered. Lest We Forget.

6 comments:

Tricia said...

... Never forget! Amen

slim said...

Thank you, Marley for the reminder . . . if only the fighting would stop.

Ming the Merciless said...

I didn't realize Veteran's Day is an international holiday OR celebrated everywhere on the same exact day. Ignorance on my part, of course.

Great photo choice for the event.

JM said...

This is a wonderful post!

Bergson said...

great shot for this day

Tash said...

Excellent choice for this day! Striking red, moving list of names. I found out last summer at the Rye, NY cemetery that my husband's grandfather was a WWI vet. He died very young later from a work accident, so we don't know much about him.

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