Remembrance Day has just passed and already Christmas decorations & lights are up, people are saying Merry Christmas and… can you play some Chrissy songs next week – what??? whoa back up a bit
Did you pay your respects on Remembrance Day?? Did you observe a minutes silence at 11am on the 11th of November?? Or did you just carry on with your day and not care about those who died during World War 1.
Check your family history, because some of those that died, would have included some of your family members. Their sacrifice meant that others lived and those that lived means your blood line continued so that you were born – you have the blood of your ancestors running through your veins, think about it; would they be proud of you?
On Remembrance Day – I set up and do the sound at my local RSL where I am the Honorary Secretary of the Sub Branch. I wear my suit tie and medals and pay tribute like many others do to family members passed on like my grandparents one of whom signed up at sixteen and went over to the Western Front.
My other grandparents brother who was killed in action in Flanders at the young age of 21. I have his medal that he never received nor seen and I wear it with pride as I do mine.
We also reflect on others that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in other conflicts and to those that are still fighting – Lest We Forget, after all once a soldier always a soldier its the way we are.
At 11am on 11th November 2018 It will be 100 Years since the signing of the Armistice
So what will you being doing on the 11th of November 2018 at 11am? Will you observe a minutes silence and care? For this day in 2018 will mark 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, the end of World War 1.
You might care enough to have looked into your families past and discovered family that served also, you just might care enough to buy a poppy and wear it with pride and say ‘We Will Remember Them – Lest We Forget’.
Wear a poppy to remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and never came home. Wear a poppy to pay your respects to those who served and those currently serving.
Whether we were a volunteer or were conscripted we all served our country and were willing to defend it to the end – Remember that.
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Till next time, take care, yours in country music – Leigh