Hello friends! Today we celebrate Veteran's Day in the US. In our family, however, we think of November 11th as Armistice Day. On the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month in 1918 an armistice was signed that ended World War I.
|We are facing East and staying quiet for two minutes in honor of Armistice Day.|
Our Mom's Grandfather fought with the US Army in France during WWI. That is where he met his future wife
(Mom's Grandmother) Emelda Niquet.
When the war ended, Grandmother traveled by troop ship to the United States to start a new life. She left Paris, France for Terre Haute, Indiana. We have always thought that must have been quite a culture shock for her! It was our French Grandmother who taught our Mom that on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we face the East and observe two minutes of silence to honor those killed in the Great War.
|Our French Grandmother. She was fluent in five languages!|
We know our friends in the UK call this day Remembrance Day. Red Poppies are worn as a symbol of remembrance of the soldiers who died in battle. This came about after a poem was written by a Canadian doctor in 1915, who was so deeply affected by the death and destruction he witnessed in Flanders, Belgium.
We have a photo of the last poppy from our garden this year. We post this in remembrance of all of the brave men and women who have been lost in wars throughout this world.
Have a peaceful day friends, and be grateful for the people who have fought to defend our freedom.
xoxo, Raymond and Busby