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Menotouring; Showing off The Bonny Land #5 - Hats Off, Hearts Open

NOVEMBER 11TH - this is the UK's Day of Remembrance. This is the day from which arose the poppy as the symbol of that honouring of the war-fallen and the support of the veterans. In case you are not aware, this day came about due to the ending of the First World War on 11/11 at 11am. Hence at 11am on this day every year, two minutes silence is observed for reflection on the sacrifice of all servicemen and women.

What has this to do with the YAMster and Kay's road trip? You'll recall in an earlier post there was an image of a monument to the commandos near Spean Bridge. Here are more.

Here again is the link with info on the memorial. I support POPPYSCOTLAND. This day, I will, as I do for Australia's ANZAC day, pause to remember. Also to reflect upon the words of one of Scotland's war heroes, Ian Forsyth, interviewed last week;

"...we were young and full of faith that we could change the world... and now we are old and gone... and we haven't..."

One could not help but share in his distress at a world which refuses to learn.

Those of us who can, must still sow the poppies and the message of peace - and be ever grateful to those willing to put their lives at risk for a greater good.




  2. I will buy a poppy tomorrow, from a veteran, and remember.
    This is on a lighter note: my Uncle Hank, a veteran who drove supply trucks in France, once got up and waltzed my sister-in-law around the kitchen. She is British, and on a visit made Yorkshire pudding. Then he kissed her and said it was the same as he ate all those months he trained in England.

  3. November 11th is Canada's Remembrance Day also. I wish that peeps were more like elephants and that they would really never forget the reality of war.
    Louis the Peace Dog
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  4. I began reading about my hubby's father. He was in the forestry during the war. I'm afraid he helped chop down some of your forests in the day! More to come!

  5. My sweet Uncle Clay served in WWII as did Uncle Bud. So many fought for so many. Too many did not return... janice xx

  6. We CELEBRATE our VETERANS on November 11th.. but HONOR them Every Day of the Year.
    What a Great Post this is..

  7. We will be remembering our veterans tomorrow!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. Lest we forget!! Great post, Aunty .....

  9. we never forget and we are grateful for all who brought freedom back

  10. For me November 11th has always been about free sweets. But then again, we never took part in WWI, since we were neutral. So, no armistice to celebrate.

  11. It our Veteran day here in USA. Had plenty of my family serve in our Miltary.
    Coffee is on

  12. Just heard on the radio about a family in Aberdeen who lost all five sons in World War One. Unimaginable.


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