In the United States, we call it “Veterans Day.” Countries throughout the world have different names and celebrate it in different ways. In England, they call it “Remembrance Day.” The playing of Nimrod, one of the movements of Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, is a tradition on this day.
Veterans Day is a opportunity not only to carve out some time from our lives who remember those who gave their own, but to celebrate all that we enjoy. Today is also my Davonia’s birthday, my wife of 26 years. Nimrod happens to be one of her favorites.
Nadis ChambersNovember 11, 2012 5:01 pm
This was an eye opening post. I have never thought about how other cultures celebrate Veteran’s Days or any other holiday for that matter. After reading this particular post, I’m more thoughtful as far as other countries and their holiday practices. Interesting post!!!