By Word and Wisdom, God creates the cosmos, makes a covenant with human kind as conscious members of that cosmos, and redeems creation in fulfillment of that covenant. ~~ Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
This year, 2020 marks a sharp reversal in out personal attendance to live Remembrance Day ceremonies – there will be no live Remembrance Day Celebrations laying of the wreaths while we watch. Perhaps on Television, the local stations will provide the ceremony. Covid-19 has changed so much including Remembrance Day Celebrations sadly held in a COVID World.
Did you manage to buy and wear the poppy of remembrance?
November 11th marks the signing of the armistice (peace agreement) between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France.
The armistice took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning – the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”
Observed on November 11th to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918 and honour the veterans of both World Wars. It may also be commonly known as Armistice Day.
The intention of the day is to remember the fallen on both sides in the ‘Great War’.
I lost my Uncle Clarence in the Second world war. As families age, and youngsters tend to forget, it is with a humble heart I remember him and others who gave it all.
Did you know?
The last Canadian killed in action in World War I was Private George Lawrence Price of the Canadian Infantry (2nd Canadian Division) who was killed at Mons at 10.58 on November 11th, two minutes before the armistice. Officially, Price was the last Commonwealth soldier to be killed in World War One.
However, while this date is used to reflect the end of the whole war, it technically relates to the cease-fire on the Western Front; fighting continued after November 11th in parts of the Ottoman Empire.
For the Fallen
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