Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Remembrance Day - -

Soft puffs of silver grey clouds - pearly and shimmering - - the rising sun paints them peach and rose - stretching his fingers of light wide so that suddenly the sky - - so grey a few moments ago is turned into mother of pearl. A quiet sky  but so , so beautiful - - perfect for remembering

 "They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them. "

 Laurence Binyon

- - -when I was a very small girl - - -the 2 minutes silence was faithfully observed in my infant school -  - and in my innocence I thought that when all the class stood up with respect and quietness  - - it was just for me - - - Because you see - -  today is my birthday.

I am incredibly passionate about this Charity - - I have  a Poppy for everyone of my coats - I have one on my 'puter ar work and one on my cardigan as I type.  These days I sometimes think that many people buy a Poppy to remember the 2 World Wars  and that they forget that the Poppy is the symbol chosen to celebrate PEACE for Armistice Day 1918 - - and to encourage us to take a few minutes to remember ALL those who serve their country, THEN  and NOW.
The  Royal British Legion continues to support our Service Men and Women and their families and offer support  for them in difficult & tragic circumstances  - - we do still have boys serving in Afghanistan
- - soldiers are still paying with life & limb - -
- - and though they no longer look as youthful as my Grandfather did when he volunteered in 1915
- - many are still boys
Please think of them all at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.
Thank you

Please feel free to leave a little comment if you stop by.

Gura mie ayd, Jx


  1. Beautiful words and timely thoughts.

    Rosemary from Shimelles Class

  2. A beautiful and thoughtful post, Happy Birthday

  3. Very poignant - thank you for sharing your lovely words.

    And Happy Birthday!!

  4. It is such a profound day with a huge significance here in Australia - as a young nation we were also affected dramatically.

  5. Thought provoking, sobering post.

  6. I love your thought provoking post. I blogged today about the same topic. I like that you touched on the fact that we need to remember ALL those who have served there country so valiantly then and now.

  7. great post and your blog look beautiful!

    p.s. we are classmates in Shimelle's class.


  8. There's nothing more to add to your lovely post.
    I hope you enjoyed your birthday.

  9. Jinnag, This so beautifully written. What a wonderful tribute!

  10. What a thoughtful post, and a lovely photo of your grandfather.

  11. I remember the poppies from when I was little, but you don't see people wearing them or selling them as much anymore.

  12. Lovely post. It is sad that so many young men and women had to give their lives to defend against those that would harm their freedoms and families. My father was in the Navy in the US and I also had two uncles in the Army. We do need to remember and cherish their loyalty to us and their countries.

  13. Lovely post - and a belated happy birthday from me too :-)


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