May we never forget the sacrifices that so many soldiers made for our freedom.

As John Maxwell Edmonds poignantly wrote in 1916:

When you go Home, tell them of us and say,
For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today

He also wrote this epitaph, used as the theme for the 1942 war film, Went the Day Well?

Went the day well?
We died and never knew.
But, well or ill,
Freedom, we died for you.

The British Army has issued a poignant video of a soldier from the Great War returning home today, only to be ignored. It has a happy ending:

It received much positive comment, thankfully.

One of those comments concerns the proper placement of a poppy on one’s lapel. I did not know the significance of the green leaf and where it should be positioned:

On Monday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m., let us pause for two minutes of silence:

Mr Young forgot the Canadian flag, but point taken about troops from the Commonwealth countries who fought alongside the British for freedom.

We will remember.

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(Forbidden Bible Verses will appear on Monday.)