Two minutes of silence

Today is remembrance day.  Back in Canada when I was teaching, we would have an assembly and would invite veterans to come.  They would speak to us about the duty of a soldier and why they do what they do.  Many students would later visit with them to check out their gears and helmets.  Classroom teachers would show a short video and talked to the class about respecting our soldiers.  This morning when I was on the bus, I saw a continuous message of asking us to pay respect to those who died defending this country at 11 sharp and will observe two minutes of silence.  Apparently, my friends, old Londoners told me that in fact all people would stop and observe those two minutes of silence.  Could you imagine everybody stopping on the streets at Piccadilly Circus?  Even buses would pulled to the side of the road and stop their engines to observe those respectful two minutes.  The English are fancy people, even their poppies come with stems and leaves!

poppy

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