Armistice Day

Today is 11 November which commemorates the armistice signed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, effectively signalling the end of WWI.  It now is the day when all armed service personnel who sacrificed their lives for their country are remembered.

poppies

Last Saturday I visited the Tower of London to witness the sea of ceramic poppies that have flooded the moat. Over 800,000  poppies, one for each British fatality during WWI.

Later this amazing artwork will be dismantled, each ceramic being sold for charity. See this Tower of London link to read more.

Thousands of British subjects living in Argentina in August 1914 when the first World War was declared returned to fight for their country and 528 of them made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

 

 

 

 

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