It’s Memorial Day this week in the US, hence, and rightly so, it’s our theme for this week here on Four Foxes, One Hound as well.
Very humbly, I would like to say, that this subject has a few cultural background issues for me, and when I talked about it during dinner, my daughter asked whether she could do it for me.
So – today I’ve got a Guest Fox of a special kind: My Daughter. I’m so proud of her!
From #1 daughter, who is turning twelve in a very few weeks:
As a sign of respect, every year on the 11th of November we commemorate Remembrance Day. We remember the day World War I ended and the members of armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Services are held at 11am a war memorials at which the “Last Post” is played with a bugler as people observe a one minute silence. Children read out the significance of the day and the spirit of those who have fought for their country. We also have remembrance poppies which have been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. They say that they brought out colour in such a dark horrible time or the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields. Also because their brilliant red colour was an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war. In poems written by soldiers or artists they say “Lest We Forget” which means that we will never forget those who died in war.