Was what celebrated ? Remembrance Day dates from 1919 I thinkYes. Brings a lump to my throat every year I watch it. I was at work yesterday, I have some Romanians working on the glazing, at just before 11:00 I went up to halt them working for the two minutes, there was no need. They were watching it on their phones. It's not just us.
I'm not doing a very good job of this am I. Trying to point out that we should be celebrating that the wars achieved something rather than everyone being solemn about it. I'm pretty sure the soldiers and civilans that died as a result wouldn't want the sadness.
Was it "celebrated" during WW2?
It's not just about the first or 2nd world war, it's about every conflict since then too. A time to remember and reflect on the people that gave their lives for the freedom we have today.
It's a tradition that I hope never goes away, we should be thankful. The significance of it also gets taught in schools too so its not lost on the new generation.
All of the above for me and more......If we cannot give up just a minute of our day,once a year,to remember those who laid down their lives for our freedom......
Your dad is the backbone of this country. Mine was the same, 6 years in WW2 and no thanks at the end and did not ask for any. Just did his duty.My Dad did 6 years from being a young 19 year old kid in 1939 the best years of his life given to King and Country and he never ever complained or moaned or expected any respect or reward and he didn't get any as it happens.