Monday, November 11, 2013

"The Eleventh Hour"

"The Eleventh hour of the Eleventh day of the Eleventh month..."
 
Veteran's Day 2013
 
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 shall remember them.

 
A heartfelt thank you to veterans all over the world
who have fought and given their lives or their youth to bring peace.

Papa -- US Army 1941-46.  Served in the Philippines.
 

                             
 
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18 comments:

  1. Sincere thanks to your father for his service - he has my utmost respect. And thanks to all our veterans.

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  2. Thank you for this amazing post. Very poignant! And thanks to your dad.

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  3. Nice post. Most of us have no idea what it must have been like for the people who went or the people who stayed behind and waited.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  4. What fitting words on that stone plaque.

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  5. Such beautiful words on the stone!
    Thanks for your visit. Actually Remembrance Day is not observed in the Netherlands on 11th November, but on 4th May and followed by Liberation Day on 5th May. But I feel connected to R. D as my father sailed the oceans during the war with the allied forces, transporting weapons from America to Great Britain and Australia. They were attacked by German and
    Japanese submarines.
    And the British rescued my mother , sisters and me from the Japanese concentration camps.

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  6. A fine tribute to Veterans. I sometimes wonder about those American soldiers my Grandma used to tell me stories about. One became her friend because of semaphore signalling :) They both knew it.

    Hazel

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  7. Our Dad's were so young in the 1940's. Here's a toast to all who have served over the years in our military!

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  8. Beautiful tribute and Nice post for Remembrance Day!
    Regards
    my new post about the queen of hill stations"Ooty".

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  9. there is something heart-warming and comforting know that people across the globe are remembering on this day. Have a lovely week, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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  10. it is to bad they were needed in the first place :(

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  11. Great set of images. I like that first shot.

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  12. Beautiful captures! I had goose bumps all over when reading the quote. So true ...

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