Day 120 – A time for remembrance

Sunday 11th November

I was going to fill you in on both Sunday 11th and Monday 12th November but, as I started writing I realised that, for me at least, it was important that I dedicated today’s blog to more important things.

Sunday 11th November and across the world commemorations of the end of WW1 are taking place.

Between 1914 and 1918, more than 100 countries from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Europe were, either directly or indirectly, part of the conflict.

Spain however was not one of them. They remained neutral throughout both World Wars. Our attempts therefore to attend a remembrance service of any sort came to naught and that is why, at 11am on the 11th day of the eleventh month 2018, 100 years since the end of WW1, bemused Spanish locals would have seen two lone climbers, on a back road, near a crag steadfastly observing their own 2 minutes silence.

Our freedom to travel, to make friends, whatever their race colour, creed or religion, to live free from fear or oppression, to express ourselves and simply to be ourselves is a true legacy of the sacrifice made by so many during both World Wars. How different our lives could have been.

Follow this link for more information on the remembrance events from the Royal British Legion.

Tune in tomorrow for a more lighthearted look at the last few days.

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