Armistice Day (sometimes known informally as 'Poppy Day' owing to the tradition of the 'remembrance poppy) is commemorated every year on the 11th of November.
It is observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
In no man's land, the guns fell still
101 years ago,
The war to end all wars, they said,
How little did they know.
Yet only 20 years had passed,
When the world returned to was.
And countless more lives sacrificed,
Before Hitler said no more.
In Flanders fields, the poppies bloom,
Creating a sea of red.
Symbolic of the blood stained land,
A tribute to the dead.
The main theatre of war during World War I between the Allies and Germany was the Western Front of 750 km along the North of France and Belgium.
Marking the cessation of hostilities, the Armistice was signed the 11th of November at 11am between the Allies and Germany in a train wagon at Compiègne (France).
This wagon still can be visited as war monument.
After the end of World War II, many member states of the Commonwealth of Nations changed to name of the holiday and adopted the name Remembrance Day or Veterans Day to honour veterans of that and subsequent conflicts.
For those who leave never to return.
For those who return but are never the same
Leah Guo PRO
Impressive images to remember! Thank you Yvette, warm regards, Leah
Thanks a lot, dear Leah!
Very beautiful choice for the images, thank you Yvette :)
Thierry Dufour PRO
Magnificent images full of emotions, superb contribution, a big thank you Yvette for this work of memory !!!
Thanks Thierry... N'oublions jamais
Adrian Popan PRO
Beautiful, touching, congrats Yvette and the authors!
Many thanks, Adrian!
Wicher Bos CREW
Perfect match of words and images to remember our heroes of war... and the sacrifices they made for our freedom
Peter Davidson CREW
Beautiful collection of images Yvette. Lest we forget.
Many thanks, Peter!
Miro Susta CREW
Excellent contribution to this unforgettable day. What a pity you have not find my photo from War Memorial Cemetery in Luxembourg (place where the General Patton together with part of his army corp is resting). https://gallery.1x.com/photo/1602676/all:user:259290 Well done Yvette.
Thanks for you fine reaction, Miro. Added your image in the gallery now ;-)
Miro Susta CREW
Thanks Yvette, have a nice day.
Thanks for your work!
Thank you, dear Jorge!
A beautiful compilation, Yvette! Food for thought. Thanks for including my photos.
Thanks a lot, Susanne!
Lourens Durand CREW
And still we war.....
Yes, we are unfortunately!