GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: November 09, 2008 12:51AM
I went to the commenoration of Armistice day today. For those who are
historically challenged, Armistice day is Nov 11 and is the day WWI ended.
Cambridge - the town I live in - has the largest armistice day commemoration in
the country. New Zealand's last battle in WWI was the liberation of a French
village called Le Quesnoy, which is now a sister town of Cambridge.
As I was listening to the commemoration service and watching the laying of the
wreaths, etc, I noticed kids running around playing, just down the street there
was a market happening, with buskers and entertainers, and I thought momentarily
that why were the people not stopping and remembering the sacrifices those old
diggers (an affectionate term in Australia and New Zealand for WWI soldiers)
made for them. When I thought about it though, while they may not have been
remembering them, they were honouring them by exercising the very freedoms they
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: November 09, 2008 01:02AM
FrostedApe Report This Comment
Date: November 09, 2008 01:39AM
Well said, Gak.