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In Flanders Fields
elisi: (Thank you Santa Moff by jkpolk)
From the BBC: An Evening With Steven Moffat.

(20 minutes long, and very lovely. Although I hope you get interrupted less often than I did, trying to listen to/watch it. Why must the whole family want to talk to me when I am having some peace & quiet?)

Also from the BBC: Amiir and Family: Somalis in Norway. (The story of one family. Go look, trust me. Will make you smile.)

Via my flist: The Power of Poppies on Veteran's Day (Blog post by American soldier currently stationed in Britain.)
elisi: (Poppies by alleycatfish)
Found this on [livejournal.com profile] hesadevil's LJ.

elisi: (Poppies by alleycatfish)
Found this on [livejournal.com profile] hesadevil's LJ.

elisi: (The End (Exit Wounds TW) by kathyh)
Just various things I've come across the last few days, most of which have brought tears to my eyes. Thought I'd share.

Article about prisoners who train dogs for vets.

Photos from the memorial service for the victims of the November 5 shootings at Fort Hood.

Captured Photo Collection. Ian Fisher: American Soldier. (This is how an American soldier is made. For 27 months, Ian Fisher, his parents and friends, and the U.S. Army allowed Denver Post reporters and a photographer to watch and chronicle his recruitment, induction, training, deployment, and, finally, his return from combat.)

[livejournal.com profile] lilachigh posted photos of the British Legion Garden of Remembrance.

Jack centric vid: The Price of Commanding. (Jack Harkness has had a hundred years in which to learn the price of command. Angst, major spoilers for Children of Earth.) The song is one of the most haunting and achingly truthful I've ever heard.
elisi: (The End (Exit Wounds TW) by kathyh)
Just various things I've come across the last few days, most of which have brought tears to my eyes. Thought I'd share.

Article about prisoners who train dogs for vets.

Photos from the memorial service for the victims of the November 5 shootings at Fort Hood.

Captured Photo Collection. Ian Fisher: American Soldier. (This is how an American soldier is made. For 27 months, Ian Fisher, his parents and friends, and the U.S. Army allowed Denver Post reporters and a photographer to watch and chronicle his recruitment, induction, training, deployment, and, finally, his return from combat.)

[livejournal.com profile] lilachigh posted photos of the British Legion Garden of Remembrance.

Jack centric vid: The Price of Commanding. (Jack Harkness has had a hundred years in which to learn the price of command. Angst, major spoilers for Children of Earth.) The song is one of the most haunting and achingly truthful I've ever heard.
elisi: (A Hole in the World by amavel_bel.)
elisi: (A Hole in the World by amavel_bel.)
elisi: (A Hole in the World by amavel_bel.)
Tried to think of something to say, but couldn't. This, however, always always makes me cry.

elisi: (A Hole in the World by amavel_bel.)
Tried to think of something to say, but couldn't. This, however, always always makes me cry.

elisi: (A Hole in the World by amavel_bel.)
Today was a very important day for Little Miss M. She (along with 6 other children in Year 2) had been chosen to participate in the Remembrance service at the police station's cenotaph. Each child accompanied a police officer; the officer laid a wreath, the child a cross. Little Miss M has been incredibly excited about this all week, and has been telling me all about the Great War, poppies and memorial ceremonies.

Of course we went to the service this morning and I found it very moving - it was cold and windy and grey, the vicar was hardly audible, the crowd not very large (50 people maybe), but it just felt right. It wasn't big and flashy and pretentious, not trying to 'make it special'. It was just honest. I don't really have the right words for describing it, except that the children were all incredibly sweet and made it all very poignant and moving.

Anyway, this afternoon Little Miss M and the girls from next door did some drawings all about Remembrance Day. So here is what an almost-seven-year-old thinks. Behind a cut to spare your space.
Read more... )
elisi: (A Hole in the World by amavel_bel.)
Today was a very important day for Little Miss M. She (along with 6 other children in Year 2) had been chosen to participate in the Remembrance service at the police station's cenotaph. Each child accompanied a police officer; the officer laid a wreath, the child a cross. Little Miss M has been incredibly excited about this all week, and has been telling me all about the Great War, poppies and memorial ceremonies.

Of course we went to the service this morning and I found it very moving - it was cold and windy and grey, the vicar was hardly audible, the crowd not very large (50 people maybe), but it just felt right. It wasn't big and flashy and pretentious, not trying to 'make it special'. It was just honest. I don't really have the right words for describing it, except that the children were all incredibly sweet and made it all very poignant and moving.

Anyway, this afternoon Little Miss M and the girls from next door did some drawings all about Remembrance Day. So here is what an almost-seven-year-old thinks. Behind a cut to spare your space.
Read more... )
elisi: (longlongtime by sdwolfpup)
Quite a few people have posted thoughts on the war(s), and I just felt like adding my perspective. It's short, since I'm pressed for time, but might be interesting for some? A bit of Faroese History )
elisi: (longlongtime by sdwolfpup)
Quite a few people have posted thoughts on the war(s), and I just felt like adding my perspective. It's short, since I'm pressed for time, but might be interesting for some? A bit of Faroese History )

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