So we do not forget (not)


Today at 11:00 GMT, the 11th World War celebrated its 100th anniversary on November 11, 1918.

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Memorial Day will be celebrated on November 11 in most countries to commemorate the end of World War I hostilities on that day of 1918. The hostilities were officially ended. "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the ceasefire signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 this morning (" At 11 o'clock "refers to the lapse of the 11th hour or 11:00 o'clock) The First World War ended officially with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919 …


Memorial Day

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In Flanders the poppy is blowing
Between the crosses, row upon row,
That is our place; and in the sky
The larks, who still sing bravely, fly
Scarce sounded in the midst of the guns below.

We are the dead few days ago
We lived, felt the morning, saw the sunset,
Loved and loved, and now we are lying
In Flanders fields.

Take up our fight with the enemy:
We throw you out of failing hands
The torch; be yours to keep it up.
If you break the faith with us, we die
We will not sleep, even though poppies are growing
In Flanders fields.


In Flanders Fields
Major John McCrae, May 1915
Canadian military doctor and artillery commander

Thank you, Grandad and all other vets for the defense of the free world.