Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Day


The 11th day of the 11th month is Remembrance Day in Britain and the Commonwealth, the day where all the dead of the armed forces are remembered. This day, also called Armistice Day or Poppy Day has been a tradition since the end of World War I, which ended in 1918 on "The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month". There's not many British war graves in Denmark compared to many other countries, but it's possibly to find a few. This one is a monument in Vestre Cemetery in Copenhagen and was raised in 1920 to honour the British soldiers who died in Denmark during their detention here. The inscription reads: 

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF NINETEEN BRITISH SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN DENMARK 1918 - 1919 ON THEIR JOURNEY HOME FROM CAPTIVITY