It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chapter11, Page 11, Book 08




On this day in 1918, at 11.00am - the
11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th
month - the First World War came to an
end. Much of the war had been fought
in dug-out trenches across Belgium and
France. It is thought that about 9 million
soldiers lost their lives, and about 27
million were wounded - many of them
permanently disabled

At 11.00am, the fighting stopped everywhere,
six hours after the Armistice
was signed in a railway carriage in
Compi├Ęgne, northern France



America the Beautiful
May it always stay that way
But to keep Old Glory flying
There is a price that we must pay…
For everything worth having
Demands work and sacrifice
And freedom is a gift from God
That commands the highest price…

For all our wealth and progress
Are as worthless as can be
Without the faith that made us great
And kept our country free…
And ‘The Stars and Stripes Forever’
Will remain a symbol of
A rich and mighty nation
Built on faith and truth and love

Heavenly Father let me not be complacent about our country and forget the reason for it’s very founding. May I always recall the sacrifices made in the past so that freedom and liberty can exist in this, the present and in the future

By Helen Steiner Rice


Please observe a moment of silent reflection,to remember - and honor - those we have lost.If not for those brave souls, we may not beenjoying freedom as we do today


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.
Colonel John McRae, In Flanders Fields
November 11th - Veteran's Day in America, Armistice Day, 1918, Remembered

'On Ya'-ma

9 comments:

Joan said...

Lovely entry to today have been watching a service of Remembrance from our Cenotaph in London this morning. Your entry today jogged my memory when I was 14 we were on holiday in France I we visited Fouch's Coach at Compiegne. Love Joan

Jeannette said...

Beautiful entry. I kept the two minute silence, I always do. We might not be here today had it not been for the sacrifices of all those brave mend.

Kath said...

Once again a lovely posting Ma.My Mother lost her only Brother at 21 yrs of age fighting for our counrty.God Bless All who served and All who are serving.Have a lovely day Take care God Bless Kath xx
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Kathy said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you for reminding us to stop and reflect on the lives of those dedicated to protecting us and preserving our freedom.

Joann said...

Beautiful entry!!

Joann

Hollie said...

What a beautiful entry! Thank God for all of our brave men & women past & present!

Linda said...

What a beautiful, beautiful, tribute. Thank you....

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

betty said...

such a great tribute!!

betty

Janie said...

Beautiful entry and thanks for sharing. God Bless, Janie