Thursday, November 10, 2011


War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, say it again!
Tomorrow, at 11h11, it will be 11:11/11/11/11. Something we are never going to see again in our lifetime. There are many theories around , that something wonderful will happen, there are string theories, UFO invasions, tales of doom and other daft notions.
It is Armistice day in France, a day of remembering the people who died in World War One, the so-called war to end all wars. Peace was signed at 11h11 on 11/11 1918 between the Allies and the Germans, ending the bloodiest battle in the world's history up until then.

With less than a handful of veterans still alive around the world, all of them around 110 years old, it is a day to remember the 20 million people who perished during this brutal war.
It's a jour férie in France , but a sombre one. The president of France visits the tomb of the unknown soldier in Paris , buried there under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 1920. This soldier serves as a symbol of all those who died in World War I. An eternal flame was lit on this tomb three years later and still burns today.
Whatever our thoughts are on war and politics, peace and love, we should not let the memory of these brave soldier fade as time marches on. Along with 11:11/11/11/11, let's hope we don't see another world war in our lifetime either

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

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