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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Smell the Roses


Fallen Soldiers Names on the Memorial

Throughout history the 11th November has been a day with some pretty memorable events:

  • Popes elected,
  • treaties signed,
  • invasion fleets sailed, 
  • laws for compulsory school attendance passed, 
  • Ned Kelly hung, 
  • Washington officially became an American state, 
  • Poland declared independence, 
  • new altitude record set, 
  • spacecrafts have launched, and
  • Republics declared. 
However in Commonwealth countries the 11th of November is most noted for the end of World War I and is referred to as Remembrance Day.

Whether or not you stop at the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day in remembrance of the soldiers who died in the line of duty, take a moment to stop and smell the roses, for those soldiers were fighting so that today we are free to appreciate the aroma of roses.

flower and poppy tributes at the foot of the memorial


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