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On this the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month we remember those who lost their lives in war. We commemorate them this year with a short music piece composed specially to accompany a poem written by a British widow after the war.

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On this the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month we remember those who lost their lives in war. We commemorate them this year with a short music piece composed specially to accompany a poem written by a British widow after the war.

"Where Are You" is a poem written by Kathleen Lowe Oliver in 1950. It recounts the emotions Kathleen felt towards the event that occurred some 6 years earlier, when her husband Sgt Frederick Oliver was killed-in-action during WW2. Sgt Frederick Oliver, along with pilot Harry Cooke, was shot down over France on 23rd of June 1944. The Lancaster came down in Mayor Vandaeles farm, where Sgt. Oliver and Harry Cooke were buried by the villagers.




Many years after the war, the residents of Socx created a group of new houses for homeless older people and families with young children. They named these residences the Oliver-Cooke Cottages, in memory of Sgt Frederick Oliver and pilot Harry Cooke.


Kathleen Lowe Oliver passed away in 2012, aged 90.
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Turkish007
Turkish007

May the souls of the dead rest in peace.

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Jez_Huntsman
Jez_Huntsman

Lest we forget.

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Timberdrop
Timberdrop

Your team is so active, responsive!
It's good to see things like this!

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g0Dwarrior23
g0Dwarrior23

"We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans - a debt we can never fully repay."
-Doc Hastings

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g0Dwarrior23
g0Dwarrior23

Bless those WWII vets, and all the rest of them too..

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TheBowMan
TheBowMan

I'm glad there are those who still care. I have grown tired of seeing kids around me showing no respect for our veterans, it is sad that only a handful of kids I know still have respect for the members of our military.

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Roughbeak
Roughbeak

Traction Wars and this song inspired me to honor those victims in battle.

Rest in peace brave ones.

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MarcusFlaviusAquila
MarcusFlaviusAquila

Youtu.be Lest We Forget.. . Everyday is a day to remember.

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War_Crimes
War_Crimes

God bless them all

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