Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | November 11, 2020

Veterans Day 2020

Veterans Day 2020

We’re keeping in our thoughts and prayers all of those who served in our armed forces, sacrificing to preserve our freedom. We bless you and thank you and will take a moment of silence to remember you.


  1. Veterans Day brings me to tears. It was called Armistice Day in my family. My brother (not your dad) told me of the 11th day, 11th month, 11 o’clock silence. Sometimes I miss it, but I always do take a moment for those poor boys caught in the wars.

    • Hi Aunt Mary, I remember Armistice Day. It was quite a while ago, but I remember watching the clock so I’d get my moment of silence timed right. I’m not sure when we finally made the change in name, but it was long after the name was officially changed. Cheers, Ashley

  2. 11 November is called Armistice Day here in New Zealand, but hardly anybody marks it – last time I can recall anything major was 2004 when the Unknown Warrior was interred in the national war memorial (I watched the parade). Our main memorial day is 25 April, Anzac Day, marking the day when Australian and NZ forces landed on Gallipoli. Bit of an odd choice, but it’s tied in with national identity.

    • Love your historical info, Matthew! Always so interesting. Thank you, and cheers, Ashley

  3. Where I live they still have a parade each year. I hope we always remember their sacrifices.

    • How lovely, Geri, and I also hope that we will always remember. Cheer, Ashley

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