The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day

I’m not sure when I first heard those words but wasn’t sure until many years later what they meant. And even then I thought they were part of a speech at the end of the second world war. Well, I was wrong one other time also. These were the first part of the headline published on November 11, 1918, on the day the peace treaty was signed ending the first World War. And they called it the war that would end all war.;

My brother, Steve, with our Mom
Aunt Trudy, my dad’s youngest sister
Uncles Vird and John R.
Uncle Leo, WWII, Northern Africa to Berlin
The three Blandford brothers meeting somewhere in Germany
Uncle Vird

They are all gone from this world now, these wonderful heroes, the latest being my brother who passed away December 20, 2020, after a long courageous battle with Crones disease . There are cousins and other uncles who have served also, but I couldn’t find their photos. Uncles John and Sam, cousins Doug and Bill, my sister MEG, and others whose service I have forgotten, my hubby, Edd, US Navy and two other brothers, Larry, US Marine Corp, and Ray, US National Guard.

To all the veterans around the world who are now and who have in the past fought for our freedom, I wish you a happy day as you hopefully celebrate this Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2021.

5 thoughts on “The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day”

  1. Thank you Angie, the relevance of the day hadn’t escaped me, nor has next Sunday which is Remembrance Sunday here with all the parades to remind us of the fallen. That’s an excellent post to show how many of your family paid and those that paid the ultimate price.

    It’s sad to see so many brave people are no longer with us but after 76 years it’s not a surprise really. I’m sure anyone you have left who came through that time will have spent the day thinking of those who didn’t make it back. I wish them and all veterans of each war since then a peaceful Veterans Day and joy in peace.

    Humongous Hugs David

    On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 3:24 PM KYAngel’s Reflections On Life wrote:

    > kentuckyangel24 posted: ” I’m not sure when I first heard those words but > wasn’t sure until many years later what they meant. And even then I thought > they were part of a speech at the end of the second world war. Well, I was > wrong one other time also. These were the first part” >

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    1. Thank you David. I was 2 1/2 when WWII ended but vividly remember the day, not understanding it but knowing it was something good when all the bells in Owensboro rang out and the paperboy ran along the street yelling “The war is over, the war is over”. We were sitting in the front yard on a blanket Mom had spread out for Steve, just 2 months old at the time while Tony and I played around the yard. I will be thinking of all of the people in the British Isles on Sunday. You all paid more dearly than those of us in the U.S.

      Humongous hugs to you and all of the brave men and women of your country as well as every country involved.

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