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Rememberance Sunday – Armistice Day

This weekend there is no Thought For The WeekSaturday Swishing or Blog Stuff Roundup, these features will return next weekend.

Two minutes silence please

Today is both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, a day to remember the fallen and those that return from conflicts fought to preserve the chance of a free world. Unfortunately I cannot make my normal trip to the Menin Gate in Ieper (Ypres) this year but I will still be observing the two minute silence at 11 am. Just as important, if not more so, as remembering the fallen of conflicts, is taking care of those that return and need help and support.

Please make a donation

Every year the The Royal British Legion. run The Poppy Appeal in the UK. For those from other countries there is a list of some of the other organisations raising money for and helping veterans, after the clip. Now please take look at some of those trying to raise money to help others that return from conflict zones.

Amputee rally team

It’s a lot less effort for most of us to drop a little cash in the pot.

Organisations outside of the UK

THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION / La Légion royale canadienne
Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veteran’s Association – APPVA
Support Our Troop

Soldiers’ Angels – Soldiers’ Angels
Help for Heroes

If anyone knows of other organisations please say so in the comments box and I will add them to the post.

And for those that never return

We will remember them

The Last Post at The Menin gate last year


7 responses »

  1. As a veteran, and as a holocaust survivior, I do remember, many times over. Thank you SpankedHortic II.

  2. My Grandfather was killed in the first world war (along with his two brothers) when my father was only a month old, so I am only just here. A few years back there was still a little niche in a village churchyard in France dedicated to him, with a little book of remembrance, though they were talking of moving him to a military cemetery for some reason. I have copies of the last letters he wrote home, so sad to hear him relate his brothers’ deaths and yet still he carried on. He was only in his early twenties, and not particularly important – the villagers must of liked him to have buried him in their churchyard. The most amazing letter I have ever read was my Grandmother writing to his mother to tell her he had been killed – it’s just a few lines long, but so touching. She never remarried, but went on to be a person of distinction in her own right. My father went on to fight in Burma in the second world war, but luckily for me, survived to then have seven children! Though things can seem tough these days, it’s nothing compared to then.

    • Life is very comfortable for us now, especially for those of us who have never had to see war close up. It is good to see that you are keeping alive the memory of members of your family that gave so much to give us this privileged existence.


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