Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Lest we forget

At eight o'clock every evening a team of buglers play "The Last Post". It is played as part of a ceremony at The Menin Gate memorial in Ypres, Belgium. They've done this since 1928 with a short break during the German occupation from 1940 to 1944. On the evening that Polish troops liberated the town the ceremony was restarted to the sound of heavy fighting still going on in parts of the town. An incredibly moving way to remember the men and women killed during the Great War, the war to end all wars.

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Carrie A said...

The War to end all Wars? Doing something violent to stop something violent seems a stopgap measure at best. The world has seen the results of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; nuclear proliferation. The war in Iraq is creating more terrorists than it is stopping. Your war to end all wars hasn't been very successful. I do agree that the horrors that occurred during in Europe at that time had to be stopped by any means possible and rational discussion wasn't it. I also know that ending war isn't going to happen by more war. It is going to happen by peace.