Blog Posts - Remembrance Day



Renembrance Sunday.

There's no Grumpy cat today, we're remaining silent out of respect for our Armed Forces who gave there lives to give us the freedom we take for granted today. And God bless our serving troops especially those serving in Afghanistan may you all return...
by Sheba's Life Story on Nov 10, 2013

Lest We Forget: National Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony

  The Belmont Secondary leadership students participated in the National Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa via webcast on Friday, November 8th. The leadership students, grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, read In Flanders Fields and asked the tro...
by Sooke School District on Nov 9, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Six

This post is about my 4th Great Grandfather George Ellis. He has lead me on quite a journey!George Ellis was baptised on 12 June 1774 at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford Surrey, the son of James Ellis and Elizabeth Bridger.George is located as an app...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 9, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Five

My grandmother, Lillian Edith MATTHEWS inherited her middle name from her Aunt, the sister of her father, Edith Annie Matthews born 1877 in Rugby Warwickshire. Despite this my Grandmother knew very little about Edith other than she was a "nurse". My...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 8, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Four

Yesterday I shared the photograph of William Arthur West. With the photographs I was given was two photographs that contained people that are not as far as I know connected to the family. The man sitting down is William Arthur West, the young bo...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 7, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Three

William Arthur West was born in 1863 in Guildford. I became aware of him through the his marriage to my Grandfather's Aunt - Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). They married in 1897 and raised two children. A son called William James born 1898 in Aldershot Ha...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 6, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day Two

William James West was born in Aldershot Hampshire in 1898, the son of William Arthur West, a military man and, Emma Jane Ellis (Harris).I had always known that my Grandfather's first cousin had died in the First World War, and then I was presented w...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 5, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Day One

The first photograph in the collage for week one is this picture of my maternal Grandfather, George Butcher (1908 - 1974).I have had this photograph a very long time. As I writing this post, I pondered on where this photograph was taken. I am sure th...
by Anglers Rest on Nov 4, 2013

Armistice Day

“At 11am on 11 November, 1918, the guns of the western front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them in the preceding four months.
by Padres Ponderings on Nov 1, 2013

PF Weekly Grab a brew #44: When should you put the Christmas decorations up?

HOLD BACK THE URGE TO DECORATE If you are wondering when you should put the Christmas lights up there really is no specified date to put up Christmas decorations. We often get asked when is the best time for putting up the Christmas tree and to be ho...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Nov 1, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Part Two

As promised on my earlier post, which you can read HERE, I am sharing my photo collages. This time round, I have created two, one for each week of the "festival".In this post I am sharing the collage for week 2.Every day from 4th November I will talk...
by Anglers Rest on Oct 31, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage - Part One

As promised on my earlier post, which you can read HERE, I am sharing my photo collages. This time round, I have created two, one for each week of the "festival".In this post I am sharing the collage for week 1.Every day from 4th November I will talk...
by Anglers Rest on Oct 31, 2013

Buckley Poppy Designs for Remembrance Day!

My favourite Buckley Poppy Products. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month... the moment hostilities ended in World War 1, and what we now know to be Armistice day, Remembrance day, or Poppy day. Whatever you call it, it's a si...
by The Beauty Scoop on Oct 28, 2013

Marking Remembrance/Veterans Day in the Netherlands

Being Canadian, Remembrance Day has always held a special role in my heart. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, my school would always pause classes in order to observe a minute of silence as the national anthem played over the school...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Oct 24, 2013

Marking Remembrance/Veterans Day in the Netherlands

Being Canadian, Remembrance Day has always held a special role in my heart. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, my school would always pause classes in order to observe a minute of silence as the national anthem played over the school...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Oct 24, 2013

Remembrance Day Photo Collage Festival

Following the success of the February photo collage festival. You can read my round up post HERE.Here in the UK we celebrate Remembrance Day on 11th November. I thought that it might be quite nice to have a collage with a military theme. Instead of r...
by Anglers Rest on Oct 17, 2013

Remembering the Dead and Other Controversies

The Netherlands has a complex legacy when it comes to World War II. Unlike the Allied nations that were in a clear position to deem themselves WWII victors after Germany was divided up, as a territory occupied from the get go, the Dutch never had tha...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Apr 10, 2013

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2013 - Hate redux!

Reports of global anti-Semitic incidents rose 30% in 2012! And yet if you asked 100 Jews today whether there was anything special going on the likelihood is that Holocaust Remembrance Day would not high on the list of answers! "A considerable escal...
by The Political Commentator on Apr 8, 2013

For Jews, 'Never Again' is just a phrase while this picture paints 1,000 words!

At the end of January, Holocaust Remembrance Day was meant to serve as a reminder for the world that what happened mere decades ago could never be allowed to happen again! At that time I had observed in an article titled, 'The Holocaust! Do you reme...
by The Political Commentator on Mar 4, 2013

21st Century Brownshirts!

Anti-Semitism in Europe: Alive and unfortunately very well! Back on January 28th I had written an article that spoke to the fact that Holocaust Remembrance Day had come and gone. It was observed on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, wit...
by The Political Commentator on Feb 7, 2013


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