Blog Posts - Remembrance Day



Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Round Up!

Over the last two weeks I have shared fourteen photographs, one each day of someone who I thought should be acknowledged for the contribution they made in respect of King (and Queen) and Country.We started out at the beginning with these two collage...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 17, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Fourteen

This photograph was among some family photos that I acquired through the late cousin of my Grandfather, Ivy Sheffield. She had several of William Arthur West in South Africa during the Boer War, including one of him with another unknown and young sol...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 17, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Thirteen

I have been to Canberra and the Canberra War Memorial several time. I last visited in October 2012 and you can read about that HEREThis is a photograph of the wall of rememberance. The N.L. Ludlow is of interest. He is the brother to my Cousin's mate...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 16, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Twelve

This is the document that relates to Edward Ellis, born in Geelong Victoria Australia the son of Frederick Ellis (1845 - 1914) and Sarah Ann Newton (1851 - 1923) on 3rd March 1882 and was one of 14 children.  All of Edward's siblings w...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 15, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Eleven

Today's picture is staying with my late father in-law.Yesterday we saw his recognition for taking part in the Arctic Convoys during the second world war. We know from his medals that he was in Palestine in 1949.By 1960 he was a sergeant in British Ar...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 14, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Ten

This picture has hung in my in-laws hall for at least the last 15 years or so. Just recently I had cause to look a bit closer at it and take some photographs.What does this signify? This was given to my father in law in recognition of his contributio...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 13, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Nine

This is a photograph of my late father in law. We can not be absolutely sure when he joined the British Navy, but he did, and served until at least 1949. We recently have been given his medals and that does reveal his service number, which means...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 12, 2013

Lest We Forget

One of the things that we are constantly reminded of from travel, is how very lucky we are to enjoy the freedoms and safety that we take for granted as North Americans, and more specifically Canadians. Much of the reason that we, and many others in t...
by Roamancing on Nov 11, 2013

Lest We Forget

One of the things that we are constantly reminded of from travel, is how very lucky we are to enjoy the freedoms and safety that we take for granted as North Americans, and more specifically Canadians. Much of the reason that we, and many others in t...
by Roamancing on Nov 11, 2013

On Veterans Day

Veterans day is always somber for me. There’s a connection between veterans that is difficult to explain or express. Starting from the very first day we all arrived at boot camp, no matter the branch, to the day we bid goodbye as we reached our...
by HomebrewedTheology on Nov 11, 2013

Remembrance Day Haikus

In honour of Remembrance Day, the normal Meatless Monday post will be moved to Tuesday. Instead here are a few meagre Haikus to mark the day. Thank you for understanding and for taking the time to pause and reflect on those who served. Sounds of...
by dawnponders on Nov 11, 2013

Remembrance Day With Red Poppy 2013

According to Wiki, Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day,...
by A Growing Teenager Diary on Nov 11, 2013

Lest we forget…

In Flanders Field In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, sa...
by We Heart Vintage on Nov 11, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Eight

This is a photograph of my Mum's first Cousin, who I will refer to as FT. Whilst FT is now deceased, he had an unusual surname and has left quite a few descendants. I do not know where this was taken, but it was taken in the early years of the s...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 11, 2013

Today I Remember My Dad

Today I remember my father, James Edward Thomson, who fought in Europe with the Royal Montreal Regiment and won an award for bravery from King George and was mentioned in dispatches. Near Antwerp, my Dad was off-duty and walking back to barracks when...

We shall never forget…

Learn more about Remembrance Day & the Poppy: How the Poppy came to be the Remembrance Day Flower The Poppy...
by Fun Flower Facts on Nov 11, 2013

Remembrance Day 2013

My 10-year-old son wrote this simple poem (in French) to honour the men and women who served, fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Lest we forget. Remembrance Day This day is to remember the brave soldiers.They died for our country. They suf...
by Ode to Motherhood on Nov 11, 2013

Will Jesus be Remembered on Remembrance Day?

The Greatest Victory What would you consider to be the greatest victory in any battle? It is a subjective question because each of us will have different views depending on our culture and patriotism.... The post Will Jesus be Remembered...
by Sharing Jesus on Nov 10, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Seven

This photograph was taken on a really grey and miserable autumn day about 20 years ago.It is the War Memorial at Elstead in Surrey, about 2 miles from Puttenham where the majority of my Great Grandmother's family hailed from.My Great Great Grandmothe...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 10, 2013

Remembrance Day

They shall not grow old,as we that are left grow old.Age shall not weary them,or the years condemn.At the going down of the sun,and in the morning,we will remember them.~ LEST WE FORGET ~...
by Serena P. Lewis on Nov 10, 2013


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