You can’t read it but it says Anne Frank House on the plaque. We did the tour but were not allowed to take photos. Needless to say it was very moving and one of the reasons that I wanted to do this trip. #lebalteurotrip #lessweforget #annefrankhouse
Finito!! I have a new love for messanger pidgeons lol this painting is to commemorate the little messanger pidgeons from world war 1. This particular pidgen was called Cher Ami. As Cher Ami tried to fly back home, the Germans saw her rising out of the brush and opened fire. After several seconds, she was shot down but managed to take flight again. She arrived back at her loft at division headquarters 25 miles (40 km) to the rear in just 25 minutes, helping to save the lives of the 194 survivors. She had been shot through the breast, blinded in one eye, and had a leg hanging only by a tendon.
#messangerpidgeon #lessweforget #poppyappeal
##cherami #ww1 #instaart #oilpainting
I found this in an antique store and convinced the seller to give it to me so I could return it to a dignified resting place.
Captain David Ford was shot down in Vietnam on 11-19-1967. He was a Pow until his release on 3-14-1973. He received the silver star for gallantry. He died in 2013.
The National Commemoration of the Dead will take place annually in the Netherlands on 4 May, including two minutes of silence at 20.00. The national commemoration on Dam Square in Amsterdam is organized by het Nationale 4 en 5 Mei Comitee (National comittee of 4 and 5 May), while hundreds of other local committees organize their own commemoration. In the original set-up these were exclusively Dutch victims of the Second World War, but since 1961, a broader definition has been used that includes all Dutch war victims or those who have died since the outbreak of the Second World War.
Throughout the Netherlands, National Remembrance takes place in the following way: • The Dutch flag (without pennant) hangs half-mast from 18:00 to sunset. Often there are activities after 8:02 pm, such as wreaths and flowers. The flag therefore remains at half-mast to sunset.
• Church may bell their bells from 7:45 pm to 7:59 pm.
• You are silent for 2 minutes between 20:00 and 20:02.
The two minutes of silence apply throughout the country, even in places where no ceremony is held. Trains and buses are stopped and everyone is expected to observe a moment of silence at eight o'clock, wherever they are. On the highway, it is forbidden to stop a car. Motorists choose a suitable exit or parking space for this. This is advised via the radio. Metro trains continue to the next station and stop there. Shops in the Netherlands close at 7 pm according to the shopping hours law. Furthermore, emergency services remain normally active.
#worldwar2 #worldwarii #worldwartwo #ww2 #wwii #secondworldwar #war #military #army #troops #victims #warvictims #lessweforget #heroes #4en5mei #4en5meiamsterdam #freedom #2minutenstilte #amsterdam #netherlands #dodenherdenking #nationaledodenherdenking #commemoration #commemorationofthedead #ceremony #history #ww2history #historygeek #historybuff #ww2historians
A very poignant stop for lunch whilst heading back to Blighty ... without the sacrifices made by both ALL ALIED forces during WW1 & WW2.. this memorial for a landing that took many lives in WW2 .. less we forget.!! God bless umm.!!! #ww2 #ww1 #lessweforget #alliedforces
ANZAC Day is where we honor the memories of those brave Aussie and NZ soldiers who fought and never came home at Gallipoli 103 years ago.
Never thought I'd have a once in a life time chance to remember all the battles fought by these incredibly brave people, while standing at the site where thousands of our men lost their life.
We will remember them 🌹
Less we forget 🌹
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk speech is a must to listen to ❤
#anzaccove #anzacday #lessweforget #gallipoli #inspirational
(Too many photos taken so will be uploaded in facebook shortly)
Think big be called crazy
Back in time when all left home to fight for thier country. They weren't crazy, they had respect they had dream to fight for what they wanted. #lessweforget
Dont let anyone stop you
The journey is everything not the end
#mindset #journey #travelblogger #totheend