.by Anura Guruge
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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I like most Brits having nothing but undisguised admiration, respect and gratitude for the Gurkhas — who for so long have fought beside us.
So today I went in search of Gurkhas with Poppies pictures.
I lucked out. I am so happy.
That this was “Remembrance Day for ex-Gurkhas at Llanelli, Wales“ just made my day! Many don’t appreciate it, but I am Welsh. My underlying accent is not from Ceylon, it is a Ceylon accent modulated by Welsh. I spent 3 of my most riotous years of my life in Swansea, Wales. Llanelli wasn’t far away. I have been to Llanelli, visited the Rugby club and even more importantly was able to say ‘Llanelli’ correctly, saying like a true Welshman.
So this great, but I always associate Llanelli with greatness — not just on the rugby field.
Then there was this:
Then this from Flickr: