|Topic:||Re:Re:WWI Lights Out Canine Commemoration|
|Posted by:||Charlotte Kasner|
|Thanks Vanessa and David. Of course I care deeply about the millions of people who died, so this commemoration is in addition. I care about the millions of horses who were slaughtered too. |
My own father was forced to move across Austria when his family were displaced in 1918 and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the further devastation that WWII wreaked on my paternal family.
This is also not the only event in which I have participated this year. I will be singing with the Royal Choral Society in Benjamin Britten's War Requiem on Remembrance Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall in November and raising funds for Veterans Aid, a charity that was set up in the aftermath of the Great War. So please do come to that and any other similar events when you want to commemorate people - or organise your own.
However, in the meantime, as dogs are a big part of my life, and as they were for many people in the Great War, I am organising a small local tribute to them - and their handlers and trainers as well. As the Animal War memorial in Hyde Park states "They had no choice".
I have confirmation of inclusion from the LIGHTS OUT campaign and I quote Emma Casey, the Campaign Producer:
"Hi Charlotte, Thanks for getting in touch. As a dog lover myself I think this is a really lovely idea."
If you have any queries about the legitimacy of the event, please contact Emma at 14-18NOW LIGHTS OUT. I think that there is a backlog of information waiting to be posted on their site which is why you may not have seen this event listed.
I apologise for the initial error on the time, but I can confirm that candles will be lit at 22.00hrs. I will certainly be thinking about a myriad of things that occurred during the War and in current conflicts as I light my candle.
I hope that you will join me.
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|WWI Lights Out Canine Commemoration||01/08/14 13:23:00||Charlotte Kasner|
|Sense of perspective?||01/08/14 13:50:00||Huw Burford-Taylor|
|Re:Sense of perspective?||01/08/14 14:16:00||Carl Wynne|
|Re:Re:Sense of perspective?||01/08/14 15:29:00||Vanessa Smith|
|Re:Re:Re:Sense of perspective?||01/08/14 15:45:00||Carl Wynne|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Sense of perspective?||01/08/14 18:02:00||Richard Jennings|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Sense of perspective?||01/08/14 18:46:00||Vanessa Smith|
|Re:WWI Lights Out Canine Commemoration||02/08/14 09:31:00||David Sindall|
|Re:Re:WWI Lights Out Canine Commemoration||02/08/14 16:17:00||Charlotte Kasner|
|Re:WWI Lights Out Canine Commemoration||04/08/14 10:52:00||Charlotte Kasner|
|Re:Re:WWI Lights Out Canine Commemoration||04/08/14 11:03:00||S Powell|