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Remembrance Day: Lest we forget

by Editor Yvette Depaepe

Armistice Day (sometimes known informally as 'Poppy Day' owing to the tradition of the 'remembrance poppy) is commemorated every year on the 11th of November.

It is observed in  Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

In no man's land, the guns fell still
101 years ago,
The war to end all wars, they said,
How little did they know.

Yet only 20 years had passed,
When the world returned to was.
And countless more lives sacrificed,
Before Hitler said no more.

In Flanders fields, the poppies bloom,
Creating a sea of red.
Symbolic of the blood stained land,
A tribute to the dead.

'Pass the torch' by Dwayne Fortier

The main theatre of war during World War I between the Allies and Germany was the Western Front of 750 km along the North of France and Belgium.

Marking the cessation of hostilities, the Armistice was signed the 11th of November at 11am between the Allies and Germany in a train wagon at Compiègne (France).
This wagon still can be visited as war monument.

After the end of World War II, many member states of the Commonwealth of Nations changed to name of the holiday and adopted the name Remembrance Day or Veterans Day to honour veterans of that and subsequent conflicts.

For those who leave never to return.
For those who return but are never the same

'Memorial.  Father ….... and Brother' by Jerry Berry


'Memorial 2' by Jerry Berry


'Why?' by Arnoud BRATKOVIC


'Field of Honour' by Susanne Stoop


'The endless rows of sorrow' by Susanne Stoop

'The guard' by Oliver Buchmann


'Line of soldiers' y Jef Van den Houte


Memories die last' by Vladimir Perfanov


'The hall of names' by Tomer Eliash


'Casualities of war' by Susanne Stoop


'Heroes' by Miro Susta


'Holocaust Memorial' by Renate Reichert


'CROSS' by Hervé Loire


'Memorial' by Marc Apers


'rain and tears' by Linda Wride


'Stairway to heaven' by Drakspirit


'Lest we forget' by Susanne Stoop


Impressive images to remember! Thank you Yvette, warm regards, Leah
Thanks a lot, dear Leah!
Very beautiful choice for the images, thank you Yvette :)
Thanks Thomas!
Magnificent images full of emotions, superb contribution, a big thank you Yvette for this work of memory !!!
Thanks Thierry... N'oublions jamais
Beautiful, touching, congrats Yvette and the authors!
Many thanks, Adrian!
Perfect match of words and images to remember our heroes of war... and the sacrifices they made for our freedom
Thanks, Wicher!
Beautiful collection of images Yvette. Lest we forget.
Many thanks, Peter!
Excellent contribution to this unforgettable day. What a pity you have not find my photo from War Memorial Cemetery in Luxembourg (place where the General Patton together with part of his army corp is resting). Well done Yvette.
Thanks for you fine reaction, Miro. Added your image in the gallery now ;-)
Thanks Yvette, have a nice day.
Thanks for your work!
Thank you, dear Jorge!
A beautiful compilation, Yvette! Food for thought. Thanks for including my photos.
Thanks a lot, Susanne!
And still we war.....
Yes, we are unfortunately!