The British Remembrance Day is always held on the 11 November. This is the
day that World War One ended in 1918, when the armistice was signed in
Compiègne, Northern France, at 5am. Six hours later, the fighting stopped,
and to commemorate this there is a two minute silence in the UK at 11am,
every 11 November.
The period of silence was first proposed by a Melbourne journalist, Edward
George Honey, in a letter published in the London Evening News on 8 May
1919, which subsequently came to the attention of King George V. On 7
November, 1919, the king issued a proclamation which called for a two-minute
"All locomotion should cease, so that, in perfect stillness, the thoughts of
everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead".
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
May they rest in peace.
- Beaver Shaw
- Nairobi, Kenya
- I an ex member of both 7 and 8 Squadron's of the Rhodesian war spending most of my operational time on Seven Squadron as a K Car gunner. I was credited for shooting down a fixed wing aircraft from a K Car on the 9 August 1979. This blog is from articles for research on a book which I HAVE HANDED THIS MANUSCRIPT OVER TO MIMI CAWOOD WHO WILL BE HANDLING THE PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK OF WHICH THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED COPIES AVAILABLE Contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org The latest news is that the Editing is now done and we can expect to start sales and deliveries by the end of April 2011
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