11.11.06

What is two minutes

Not long really to remember our fallen. A lot of these Fallen I might add were volunteers and not sent to battle indeed some were from nations that volunteered as an act of patriotism. They came from all walks of life and it is only fair and just we honour them in some way. After all as the video portrays 2 minutes is a mere pittance for what they did. This is an American clip but it applies to all military of every nation that allied itself to fight the enemy. Please remember them on the eleventh hour and eleventh day of the eleventh month in every year.

November is poppy month, the time of the year when by the wearing of a simple emblem, a red poppy, we salute the memory of those who sacrificed their health, their strength, even their lives, that we might live in a free country.

Long known as the corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas) because it flourishes as a weed in grain fields, the Flanders poppy as it is now usually called, grew profusely in the trenches and craters of the war zone. Artillery shells and shrapnel stirred up the earth and exposed the seeds to the light they needed to germinate.

Today the poppy is worn on Remembrance Day, the 11th of November. At 11 o’clock on that day, everyone is asked to be silent for just two minutes. The silence is a chance to remember all those who have died in wars and to be glad that we are not at war today.

LEST WE FORGET
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