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Archive for the ‘History’ Category

“Freedom from want” by Norman Rockwell

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Dyeing the Chicago River green for St Patrick’s Day 2016

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The Chicago River on Saint Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The Bartlesville High School Men singing ‘In Flanders Fields’

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Poppy Day

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Poppy Day – Remembrance Day – is the day when the dead of two World Wars and other armed conflicts are remembered in the UK. The Armistice at the end of the First World War of 1914 – 1918 was signed on November 11th at precisely 11 am – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. .

The Poppy was adopted as the symbol of remembrance because it was so widespread on the sites of the battlefields of Europe after the First World War.

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Creative Commons License photo credit: Ben Oh

Field Marshal Earl Haig (1861 -1928), commander of the allied forces on the Western Front, founded the Haig Fund to assist ex-servicemen disabled during WWI. This fund is now administered by the Royal British Legion and supports ex-servicemen and their dependents, and the Poppy Appeal continues to raise funds for this cause by selling small paper or fabric poppies, which are worn in November by the vast majority of the British public to signify their support and as a memorial to the victims of all wars.

Recent years have seen the reintroduction of the two minutes’ silence on November 11th. Whilst the majority of public parades and Remembrance services are held on the Sunday nearest the 11th, in order to allow the maximum number of people to attend, the actual anniversary of the end of WWI is on the 11th of November and at precisely eleven o’clock most schools, factories, shops, offices, public buildings etc. come to a standstill as the two minutes silence is observed. Although this is purely voluntary and a matter for the individual’s conscience, there has been widespread public support.

Gunpowder Plot Game

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

guyfawkesgames

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Barack Obama’s Victory speech

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

First man on moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The Raising of the Tower Bridge Salute for the Queen

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Queen Elizabeth celebrates birthday

Saturday, April 21st, 2012