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    Anonymous
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    In 1918, at 11.00am on  the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – the First World War came to an end. Most of the war was fought in dug-out trenches across Belgium and France. Perhaps as many as 9 million soldiers died, there were about 27 million were wounded – many permanently disabled. Then at 11.00am, the fighting stopped everywhere, six hours after the Armistice was signed in a railway carriage in Compiègne, northern France.

    It was two years later that the body of an unknown British soldier, from one of those desperate battlefields, was placed in a coffin and brought to England. In 1920 the coffin of the unknown soldier was taken in procession to Westminster Abbey, past thousands of people lining the streets. During the service, the coffin was laid to rest with some soil from France in the floor of the central aisle of Westminster Abbey. The tomb commemorates all British casualties, especially those who have no known grave, and all who suffered during that war and since. Lying there amongst the tombs of kings and queens and many famous people, this “Tomb of the Unknown Warrior” bears the inscription,

    “Beneath this stone rests the body of a British warrior, unknown by name or rank, brought from France to be among the most illustrious of the land.”
    Less we forget they gave so much for our today

    #89578
    Anonymous
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    Will be thinking of them all at 11am 🙂

    #89579

    Ditto Sue – thanks Val, we wont forget  :-*

    #89580
    Izzie
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    Same here… :-*

    #89581
    *Lassie*
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    Made sure I got my poppy, even got one for my phone.
    In 1918, at 11.00am on  the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – the First World War came to an end.
    That was to be the war to end all wars, pity we didn’t learn from that

    #89582
    xtine
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    will be watching and reflecting  :-*

    #89583
    Anonymous
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    i have got a white poppy

    [img width=468 height=468]http://hubbers.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/whitepoppy2.jpg[/img]

    have you . . . ?

    #89584
    *Lassie*
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    [quote author=piglet link=topic=13006.msg250559#msg250559 date=1226181624]
    i have got a white poppy

    [img width=468 height=468]http://hubbers.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/whitepoppy2.jpg[/img]

    have you . . . ?
    [/quote]

    No and I have no intention of buying one, the red poppy raises money for people who gave their life and health for the defence of this country.
    They get sod all from the government

    #89585
    kizkiznobite
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    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. 

    no forgetting here …

    #89586
    Misty23
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    Nor here

    #89587
    wags
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    and remembering those who have lost their lives in more recent times

    – the Gulf
    – Afganistan
    – Kosavo

    and thinking of those still out there

    (sorry for the spellings  :-[)

    #89588
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    and for the animals of war….that monument to them in london is just fantastic…totally and utterly fantastic….

    #89589

    me and honey is going out for a walk at 11 – only way to guarentee the peace and quiet that time deserves  🙂

    #89590
    *Nat*
    Member

    Thinking of all those we’ve lost  :-*

    #89591
    GSPmad
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    i never forget remembrance day.

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