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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Friday, 11 November 2011

Remembrance Day

Hello lovely bloggers,

Well today is 11/11/11 - a special day here in Australia  known as Remembrance Day.

Here is the what the Australian War memorial has to say:


Remembrance Day, 11 November 2011

Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.


The following is a list of the customs associated with Remembrance Day:

Customs


Sydney, NSW. 1918-11-11. Crowd in Martin Place celebrating the news of the signing of the armistice. This date was celebrated in later years as Remembrance Day.

We often wear a red Flanders poppy to show our support for the day:
Australia, of course, is not the only country to celebrate Remembrance Day, other Commonwealth countries do, also - Barbados, Canada and United Kingdom as well as many other countries involved in WWI such as France and Belgium, where today is a public holiday.

This year, of course, is extra special as there will be a minute's silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year of the new millennium!



Now, on another note - don't forget my 'Just because' Giveaway, it closes in four days - you can check it out here.

Also, I am nearly at a 100 followers - if I reach 100 by the time the Giveaway closes I will have a second prize to giveaway - not sure what yet but I will think of something good.  So spread the word.

Hugs from a still sick Kaye (who now has conjunctivitis to add to her woes!) 

xoxoxoxox

5 comments:

Linda said...

Oh Kaye, I am so sorry that you are still not getting better. It could only get better from here on out. I would appreciate another entry in your giveaway.

Linda

SoCal Debbie said...

Thank you for sharing some facts about Remembrance Day. In the US, we celebrate Veterans Day on 11/11/11.

I see you have a tab for the CJC2012 and the WIPocalypse. I will do that on my blog too!

Please give me another entry for your giveaway. Thank you!

Maggie said...

Yep remembrance day or us too, you are a head, ours is not until tomorrow 9still Thursday here!)

i'll be wearing my poppy with pride :-)

beagleAnnie said...

Thanks for giving me a chance to know about customs associated Remembrance Day, Kane. In particular, I'm impressed with the story of red poppies.

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