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Veteran's Day


Today is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice - a day of Remembrance for those that gave their lives in World War I. The 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month brought an end to The Great War.

From the Our French Oasis blog post, "The Day that Changed the World", here is part of her heartfelt message: Today, the bells across France seemed to ring for longer than ever, as towns and villages stood still in respect, a scene repeated across Europe and beyond. It is the most powerful of days, but also the most poignant, for no one now survives who fought in those terrible times. It needs no saying that we must continue to respect this date for as long as the world exists – for I am certain it is not just my fervent wish that there will never be another Armistice day again. Above all, today is a day to hold our children close, and make them understand, so a new generation never repeats the mistakes of the old.


This sentiment (below) is credited to John Maxwell Edmonds [1875 - 1958] as part of a collection of 12 epitaphs for World War One:


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