November 11th 2010 7:40 am
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Today is Armistice Day (also known as Remembrance Day) which commerates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
On Sunday we have Remembrance Day in England when we remember all the brave Servicemen and women who served in World Wars I & II, the Falklands War and those who served and are still serving in Afghanistan. There will be services and the laying of poppy wreaths and poppies at all the centotaphs across the country.
I'd like to also remember the Service Animals in all wars, the sniffer dogs especially who save countless lives when they sniff out unexploded bombs and their handlers too.
My mum's wearing her poppy with pride.
"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
Alfie & mum Jennifer
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Thank you for sharing this diary entry. it was very interesting to read. Mommie is proudly wearing her poppy today!
Hugz and purrs, Sassy
What a moving post Alfie and Jennifer. There is no way to properly repay the debt we owe all those who have given or risk(ed) their lives for us to enjoy our freedom. We can only honour them and do our best to lead the lives we have, thanks to them, as well as possible. Thanks for reminding us to include the many animal war heros in our tributes. Just like our human conscripts, their role in conflict is all the more poignant as they have no choice in their involvement.
Very thought provoking.