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Two Minutes Silence

November 11th, 2008 by Madeleine

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we take two minutes silence to remember the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, the end of World War One, effective at 11am, 90 years ago today.

So many died that we might have freedom. As Churchill said:

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.”

We owe those who fell our commitment to oppose tyranny and affronts to liberty in whatever guise such affronts may cross our path in our day.

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