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Rememberance Day 2001  
User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 733 times:




Let us today, on Rememberance day, 11th November 2001, give thanks and remember the men and women who gave their lives during the many wars our country has been involved in. Couragiously they fought and died, that we may be free and live in peace in our beloved country.


They shall grow not old, as we are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.

With the setting of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them.

Lest we forget.



I ask that your thoughts be with our men and women in East Timor and heading towards the middle east, that they will be safe, that they will return home to their families and loved ones very soon.





The "Last Post" is the call sounded at 10pm each evening to inform the solders that they should be inside their quarters for the night. It signified the end of the day's activities and ushers in a period of rest and quiet.

It is sounded at military funerals and commemorative services to indicate that the soldier has completed his life's work and has entered into his rest.

Rest in Peace


"Reveille" is the trumpet or bugle call sounded in all military barracks and camps first thing in the morning to awaken the soldiers and tell them to get up and dress.

It is also sounded at military funerals and commemorative services to signify the resurrection of the body after death and the awakening of the soul into a new life.





In Memory of
GEORGE HAROLD RENDALL
Private
3923
6th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F
who died on
Sunday, 12th November 1916.


Commemorative Information
Cemetery: HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France


And every other soldier who has given their life for their country.




Reveille .mp3

Last Post .mp3






The Menin Gate

From 11 November, 1929 the Last Post has been sounded at the Menin Gate memorial every night and in all weathers. The only exception to this was during the four years of the German occupation of Ypres from 20 May 1940 to 6 September 1944. The daily ceremony was instead continued in England at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. On the very evening that Polish forces liberated Ypres the ceremony was resumed at the Menin Gate, in spite of the heavy fighting still going on in other parts of the town.

For a few moments the noise of traffic ceases and a stillness descends over the memorial. At exactly 20.00 hours up to six members of the regular buglers from the local volunteer Fire Brigade step into the roadway under the memorial arch. They play Last Post, followed by a short silence and then play Reveille.

The Last Post Ceremony has become part of the daily life in Ieper (Ypres) and the local people are proud of this simple but moving tribute to the courage and self-sacrifice of those who fell in defence of their town.






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User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 721 times:

Armistice Day.

End of WWI: the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 708 times:

***1 minutes silence***

Cheers ADG.

Lest We Forget.

mb


User currently offlineCarioca Canuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 680 times:

Funny that ADG didn't mention the 4,537 people killed in the act of war at the WTC.

She must not have read Bin Laden's statements on his recent video that they were "legitimate targets" and that the pilots were "blessed by Allah" as it is against Islam to kill innocent people...which in OBL's logic...and quite frankly that of the vast portion of the Muslim world makes them and anybody else military targets for the Jihad.

Keep bombing 24/7 Big grin


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