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Today we Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Beginning of the First World War


We are asked here in the UK, via the media, to commemorate the 100th anniversary (4th August 1914) of the beginning of World War One, by putting out our lights from 10 to 11 pm, and lighting candles. We shall set up a torch on our dining room windowsill, which looks out directly onto the street. We shall make a circular walk around the town, which will take in the cathedral and the high street as well as private dwellings. Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo X: Remembrance Sunday


“We’re in a new world,” Jem says, “and we’ve got to make it a better one than the old. That isn’t done yet, though some folks seem to think it ought to be. The job isn’t finished – it isn’t really begun. The old world is destroyed and we must build up the new one. It will be the task of years. I’ve seen enough of war to realize that we’ve got to make a world where wars can’t happen. … It isn’t enough to drive out the old spirit – we’ve got to bring in the new.” Continue reading

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