Saturday, November 12, 2016

12/11/2016 Catching up from yesterday - Remembrance Day

Maximum temperature 15C, minimum 1C.  36 km/h NW wind.  7mm of rain measured yesterday morning, and no rain during the day, so none measured this morning.
The church service was held first...

then the service at the memorial..

as above...

The wreath has just been laid.

A donkey in a close-by paddock reminded us not to forget him as well :-)

We then proceeded to the luncheon...

where we had a small exhibition.

The menu which is mainly cooked by the local committee with home grown vegetables..

The vegetable soup.
The fish was served in foil envelopes which was delicious but did not make for good photos.

The main course was help yourself from the tureen....

and potatoes arrived in a separate bowl.  All made easy to allow the ladies in the kitchen to sit down and enjoy a meal as well.
I forgot a photo of the salad and the cheese!!!

and finally the dessert.  
No shortage of wine was also served with the meal.

12 comments:

  1. Diane, this is such a beautiful post! The memorial is very attractive and touching, and the meal looks absolutely delicious! I enjoyed all your photos, thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much Linda, it is great that all the little villages in France never forget. We are also lucky to have a neighbour who collects items from WW1 and has his own little museum so we always get a display of some kind. As always the meal and the company was good :-) Take care Diane

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  2. Sure is nice to see that Canadian flag there.........

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    1. Canada is not forgotten, there are several memorials about especially up North. Cheers Diane

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  3. Nice celebration. As usual, the food looks delish.

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    1. Thanks Gaelyn, the repas are always good :-) Best wishes to you and Bill, D & N

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  4. It is good to remember those who sacrificed their lives for their nation. Cute donkey and delicious food.

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    1. WW1 and II will never be forgotten. Hopefully the younger generation will always remember as well what their forefathers died for to make the world a better place. Thanks for the comment Diane

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  5. The 11th of November does not seem to have the same importance here in Australia as ANZAC day - it still feel strange that the day passes so unremarked.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Ah, but I see the opera house was covered in poppies! Cheers Diane

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  6. It looks so much more intimate for this celebration to take place in a small village. Well done to the organisers.

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    1. I have to agree it is much more intimate, and the French do not forget. Many of them were small children when their fathers were fighting, or working for the resistance, so it is something very close to them.
      Where we live is right on the French Demarcation line which was the boundary line marking the division of Metropolitan France into the territory occupied and administered by the German Army.
      Have a good week t'other Diane

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