The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

I’m no fan of war: it is destructive and causes pain and anguish. But sometimes, it is necessary. And always, we must remember those who gave their lives in the pursuit of justice.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns stopped. World War I was over. From the Australian Army website Australian Army – Remembrance Day:

“This conflict had mobilised over 70 million people and left between 9 and 13 million dead and as many as one third of these with no grave. The Allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead.

At 11 am on 11 November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.”

Lest we forget

In Flanders Fields

Remembrance Day Poem

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