At 11:00 am…

Thursday, November 11, 2010

At 11:00 am…

...take a silent moment, and remember a Veteran.

Thank a Vet!

And if you don't know why 11:00 am is signif­icant, Google "Armistice Day."


1. EastEnd68 said...

Thank you.

2. Ray Overton said...

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Nicely done, Ray. (The background.)

3. Champ19 said...

Randall Jarrell's "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" is another all-time piece of writing born of war. Thank a Vet today and everyday.

Absolutely! That was my introduction to Jarrell (1914-1965) just over 50 years ago.
"From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose."
Several of its images remain with me still.

4. Hunt Marckwald said...

Hate the wars and love the warriors. They are all heroes.

5. Hambone said...

If you had any doubt that 11/11/18 @ 11 AM had a significance to Hitler, remember, he had the French capitulate in WWII in the same railcar in which the Armistice was signed in 1918. Heck Hitler even had the same chair in which Foch sat.

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