November 11, 2018. 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The memorial ceremony was shown from London on the BBC today. 70 world leaders attended the memorial ceremony in Paris. Both were extremely emotional and moving.
Ralph McTell, the singer/songwriter I have mentioned to you before, has always had a fascination with World War I. He wrote a song, "Maginot Waltz" which was from his album "Easy" from 1974. I have the song for you here along with the lyrics. (By the way, a "charabanc" is a type of bus.)
Ralph McTell was honored to speak recently at the evening memorial ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, France. (Traffic is closed every evening through this gate at 7:00 PM for this memorial.) You may read about this just here.
May we always remember those who gave their lives in the Great War, "the war to end war."