What are we talking about today?

Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

11 November 2011

We Remember

I think I'll dispense with my usual practise of reciting In Flander's Fields for you, partly because everyone else is doing it. And if you'd like to read it, Delores has a lovely post for Remembrance Day with that and other poems that you should go have a look at.

I admit to being a bit put off by all the fuss over it being 11/11/11; while that's exciting and all, I'd rather focus on the day of remembrance that happens every year at this time. There's a solemnity to Veterans Day, as there should be, as we consider what all veterans, those who came home and those who did not, had to sacrifice. And the sacrifice their families made, too.

Blessings upon you on this day of remembrance.


Anonymous said...

It has been a solemn day....as we were driving in to Williams for lunch I noted several vehicles pulled over to the side for the two minutes silence. Out west the stores are closed til noon....we should be doing the same I think.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I always think of my dad and uncles on this day. Thanks to all those who served and are now serving.

erica and christy said...

Is it weird that I have no idea what In Flanders Fields is??

My husband's nephew, whom I've known since he was two, is now in the Army. He got to come home this weekend for probably the only time in 2011-2012. Sometimes you just feel proud to know such a giving person, you know? Glad there's a day to remember them all.

GigglesandGuns said...

I quietly remembered this year because of all the 11/11/11 stuff.

Su said...

@Delores: It bugs me that we don't do the 2 minutes of silence in the US.

@Susan: An excellent way to spend the day.

@erica: I don't know if it's weird... I can't remember when I first heard the poem, but I think it was elementary school? And I'm glad you nephew got to come home.

@Giggles: Great idea.

....Petty Witter said...

well said Su, to much was made of it being the 11/11/11 and even more of the time being 11.11 on the 11.11.11.