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In honour of Armistice / Remembrance / Veteran's Day

grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 11, 3:38pm

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Many deep thanks to all who have served their countries... and to their families. Their sacrifice of their daily lives has made our freedom possible.

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.



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Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 11, 4:54pm

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There has been a lot on tv today - [In reply to] Can't Post

the 100th anniversary is momentous. I usually watch the coverage from the Cenotaph in London, where teh sun shone on the thousands marching, but this year I was the 'responsible adult' (yeah really!) in charge of grandson Aidan at the local church service, as he was there on church parade with the Cub Scouts (where the sun also shone, fortunately), so I will watch it on catch-up later. I'm reminded of Galadriel's 'none now live who remember it' line... but the memory is being kept alive in so many ways, through so many people, that I hope it may continue to serve as a reminder and a warning for future generations - Lest We Forget.


Thor 'n' Oakenshield
Lorien

Nov 11, 5:46pm

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Thank you to my family-members who served in the Great War. [In reply to] Can't Post

I will not forget your memory. And a special thank-you to all who have given up their lives in war across the centuries, and to all veterans. Your sacrifices on this world's battlefields will never be diminished in song, and story, and our hearts.

"Torment in the dark was the danger that I feared, and it did not hold me back. But I would not have come, had I known the danger of light and joy. Now I have taken my worst wound in this parting, even if I were to go this night straight to the Dark Lord."


Bwonder
The Shire


Nov 11, 7:05pm

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Vets [In reply to] Can't Post

forever thankful to Veterans, here and around the world, i thank you
for your service from the bottom of my heart.

"Forever and ever my brother,
hail and farewell" - Will Herondale


Meneldor
Valinor


Nov 11, 11:47pm

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Another cold, windy day at the cenotaph here. As it should be. [In reply to] Can't Post

At least the sun was out and felt warm enough that it was only uncomfortable, and not miserable.

When I was young, I remember a couple of hundred old men with medals marching in the parade. This year there were about a dozen. The older generations are passing into the west. May they be at peace.


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, these see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep. -Psalm 107


dernwyn
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Nov 12, 3:40am

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Let us never forget. [In reply to] Can't Post

The horrors those young soldiers had to endure...and so many lives lost, who could have made a difference in this world. Frown

Tomorrow at school, we will remember them, and all those who served and are serving. Heart

Gramma, where's that link to your uncle's story? Cool


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