Monday, 11 November 2013

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, R of Remembrance Day

 


 

Today it is Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day), which is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognised as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

 
Cenotaph in Whitehall

 

 

 On Saturdays nearest to 11 November there is a service in the Royal Albert Hall  and on the Sundays following these Saturdays there are ceremonies everywhere in the U.K.The Remembrance Sunday London events include a special wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, led by the Royal Family, which traditionally takes place on the nearest Sunday to 11th November. So that was yesterday!



11 November



This was also my world. My father was a chief engineer with the merchant navy and sailed with the allied forces during the war from the UK to the States and Australia.

Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our  logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar. Thank you Team of O. W. T.!

 With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with R. Please join us!

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

 Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

 At the going down of the sun and in the morning, 

We will remember them.




 

 



27 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely tribute for Remembrance Day! Your image are wonderful. Enjoy your new week ahead!

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful tribute indeed, Wil!! May we never forget all that was sacrifice for us! Have a lovely week!!

Arkansas Patti said...

It is called Veteran's Day here but celebrated for the same reasons. It is dedicated to world peace. That so many "shall not grow old" is such a high price.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A truly lovely post for the day Wil. The wreath in the bottom picture is so lovely. When I was a child, the Veteran's groups used to sell poppies (made out of paper) as a fundraiser around this date. I don't think that happens any longer.

Laura said...

So beautiful Wil!

Fun60 said...

Such poignant words from Binyon's poem. A fitting post for today.

Cynthia said...

So interesting to read your personal connection the war. Beautiful photos of the poppies!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely tribute! Beautiful shots of the poppy too.

Swati Singh said...

Great tribute! Unforgettable day.

Kate said...

An imposing structure, worthy of the occasion. We used to sell and buy poppies on Armistice Day here in the states, but no more. Wish that tradition still continued.

Carver said...

Wonderful post for Remembrance Day. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Dina said...

Right you are, Wil. We will remember them.

Roger Owen Green said...

Maybe we'll learn to "study war no more".

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

That is a lovely tribute to all those who gave their lives in the search for peace.
Thank you for sharing your life with us through the ABC introduction.
I admire you and your family.

Hildred said...

Such a poignant post, Wil, - I often think of you spending the war years in a concentration camp and how terribly difficult it must have been for your family. Remembrance day has always been a day of great importance to Charles and I and our children.

Obsessivemom said...

That poppy is beautiful as is the sentiment behind Remembrance Day.

Indrani said...

Perfect tribute!
A good post for 'R'.

MastHoliday said...

Beautiful tribute and nice post for Remembrance day and letter for "R".
Thanks for sharing, Wil!

Leslie: said...

We always have a service in our "Memorial park" and then a fly-past which is really nice.

Leslie
abcw team

Kay said...

Thank you very much for this beautiful reminder, Wil. I'd forgotten about Armistice Day.

Rajesh said...

Very informative post with such great shots.

Ann said...

What an impressive memorial--the Glorious Dead. My father was in WWII also so its so special to us also.
Ann

Kathy said...

A lovely tribute to Remembrance day! ♥

uberrhund said...

Beautiful post of Remembrance. I was out of town and the city I was visiting didn't seem to have any Veterans Day events going on...they might have but I missed it. Had I been home our local VFW sstill sells Poppies of paper at the grocery store and several events went on at Memorial parks, airports and parades on Main streets.

amarnaik.com said...

a beautiful tribute to a day. nice click.

Lise said...

This is a lovely post, remembering all those who've served. That poppy is amazing, I've never seen one that color!

Linnea said...

Thanks for sharing your world and for visiting mine!