Eleventh Hour, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Month, 1918
The end of the “War to end all wars.”
Many years ago, a tiny man wearing the blue cords, white shirt and red tie uniform of the residents of the Veteran’s Hospital in Montreal, proudly told the newly qualified English radiographer, that he was one of “That contemptible little army” I can’t remember his name, but I cannot forget HIM.
On the Eleventh Hour of the the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh month 2012, I shall stand in my garden, listening to the church bells chime the hour, as I have done since I came to York and with tear in my eye, will remember, honour and respect, that now dead man and all who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who sadly will in the future, die, so that I can live my life as I wish to.
We SHALL remember them
Harry Patch the last “Tommy” died in 2009.
The very last Commonwealth veteran, Claude Stanley Choules, a British born Australian, died in Perth in 2011.
The American ambulance driver, Frank Buckles died in 2011.
And the very last veteran, Florence Beatrice Green, a member of the Women’s Royal Air Force joined her 2 million comrades in arms in February 2012.
We may not know their names or their stories, but we shall NEVER forget them.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle

“Of one Essence is the human race,
thus has Creation put the base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient
For all Others to feel the Mace ”
—Saadi (1184–1283)

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Comments

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Such beauty.. Well captured

  • Thank you so much, John

    – jesika

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 2 years ago

    Just simply lovely x

  • Thank you, Mattie, I wear my poppy with pride and tears.
    xx

    – jesika

  • 242Digital
    242Digitalalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful => Fave ;-)

  • Thank you very much

    – jesika

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 2 years ago

    how absolutely lovely, Jesika … beautiful in it’s simplicity … a wonderful find … wonderful capture!!!!!

  • Thank you, Lois, I liked the lighter colour & knew when the image would be presented…
    x

    – jesika

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 2 years ago

    … and bless you for your dedication.

  • I cannot and will not celebrate war and wish human kind would put aside the perceived differences which lead to hatred & bloodshed – religion, colour, politics, gender – and work together to create peaceful world where all are equal, where there is no cruelty to animals or people or the planet itself. It won’t happen in my life time and if the Incas were right it won’t happen ever! (Winter Solstice 2012)
    While I won’t celebrate war, I WILL and DO honour those who made my very comfortable life possible and those who will continue to do so.
    x

    – jesika

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 2 years ago

    Very, very pretty Jes! :O)

  • Many thanks, Vanessa

    – jesika

  • loiteke
    loitekealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Meeli, that’s kind, and this is a time, an event, very close to my heart.

    – jesika

  • autumngirl
    autumngirlalmost 2 years ago

  • Many thanks

    – jesika

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesalmost 2 years ago

    Oh I love poppies! Just gorgeous!

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you, Gabe, an Ozzie poppy joined my British one this year, brought back from Sydney by my lovely neighbour

    – jesika

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful simple image Jesika, fitting tribute! x

  • Thank you so much, we can never allow their memories to fade…

    – jesika

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