The 96TH Remembrance day or Armistice day.
(From the War Memorial web site )
"At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war. This first modern world conflict had brought about the mobilisation of over 70 million people and left between 9 and 13 million dead, perhaps as many as one-third of them with no known grave. The allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead.
in 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane issued a proclamation formally declaring 11 November to be Remembrance Day, urging all Australians to observe one minute's silence at 11 am on 11 November each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts."
I work with neanderthals and no one observed the 1 minute. Boo. ONe colleague did bring his trumpet and played the Last Post on the concourse. It was lovely.
Another quiet day..... Was offered overtime and as my week is basically empty.. Hell yes. I have to dig my damned way out of my debt hole. I have to pay off my surgery.Got a phone call re that. Seems I missed a payment. OOPS. Damn it.
Anyway my blue day. :-) I got so many compliments from colleagues and strangers ;-)
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