Posted by The Huggy Merchant on November 11, 2000 at 12:55:50:
In Reply to: Re: Thought for the Day posted by Bea on November 11, 2000 at 10:05:46:
: : At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of 1918, the Great War ended.........
: : "Have you forgotten yet?...
: : Look up, and swear by the green of the spring that you'll never forget."
: : (Siegfried Sassoon, English Poet, 1886-1967)
: Excellent, HM!! Here in Canada we observe Rememberance Day by wearing poppies and at 11 AM all Canada will honour our brave veterans with 2 minutes of silence.. We will never forget!!
I think a lot of Commonwealth countries observe Remembrance Day in the way that you mentioned. We certainly do. In fact, I was reading on the Royal British Legion website that observance of the two minute silence has seen a big revival since 1995, with 72% of the British population observing the silence in 1998. To me, this is very encouraging.
HM (wearing her poppy and remembering)
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