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    Posted 6 years ago

    Peasejean55
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    Today in the UK was Remembrance Sunday. A 100 years ago we were at war, it was war that was supposed to end all wars.
    These ceramic poppies at the Tower of London represent each person within the British and Commonwealth Countries who died in this terrible War.

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    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      Amazing display!
      888,246 in total.
      Thanks for sharing.
      Lest we forget.
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Yes, we should always remember, I salute them.
    3. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      Some of my family was over there this fall & were thoroughly impressed with the magnitude of the display!
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Unfortunately, I haven't seen it, my daughter went yesterday, she said it was very moving.
      My grandfather fought in the Eccles pals. Luckily he did survived, but suffered from being gassed and shrapnel wounds.
      The government at the time thought it would be a good idea to get people (friends) from the same Villages, Town, and Cities, to go into the same Regiments. Hench Pals Regiments.
      These Regiments were decimated, therefore many Villages and Town lost a lot of their men folk.
      In the Second World War, this type of enlisting didn't happen.





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    5. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      My grand uncle ran away from home before he was 18 to fight in 1917 and then died in France of the influenza. His parents were devastated. They used his Insurance money (a bag of coins) to buy his youngest sister her wedding diamond in 1931. My mom still has that diamond ring - an old minecut.
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      I had a cousin that was gassed, he survived the war, but died some years later from the damage done to his lungs.
      War can be very hard on those left to mourn the loss.
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I can't remember my Grandad very well, but my mum was saying he was never very well and would only eat Jam Butties, (Jam sandwiches).
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Valentino, how sad.
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Family history Peasejean. \\\\\\\\\\\\\












      Yes - family history is sad and beautiful. I love that the money was used for his sister's wedding ring. Saddest is that I have lost his picture so can't post it for Veteran's Day.



    10. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for posting this. I was listening to a radio broadcast about this here in the US, and I must say this picture overwhelms any sense of it I had in my mind.

      proud to have had ancestors in the AEF, BEF and CEF.
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Today was Amistice day, the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. We stand in silence for one minute for memory of the people who lost their life's and for them who fought. This was a emotional year because of the start of the First World War.
      The last ceramic poppy was put in by a 13 year old Army Cadet.
    12. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      Here in Canada it's Remembrance Day, & we follow the same traditions as to time & date.
      We went to a local service, there was only three WWII veterans able to attend.
      It was a full house though, which was nice to see.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2829837/A-poppy-fallen-Thousands-flock-Tower-London-888-245-ceramic-flowers-planted-pay-respects-Britain-s-war-dead.html
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks to Chrispn and walksoftly for your comments. Also thank you walksoftly for putting on the fantastic link.
    14. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Oh dear, just read the article it was a 2 minute silence.
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
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