10.11.11

Veterans Day

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, the guns fell silent...



The last surviving veteran of World War I per country is shown in the table below, along with any living veterans.

Algeria, Saci Ben Hocine Mahdi, 01 June 1998, 100 years
Austria, August Bischof, 4 March 2006, 107 years
Australia, John Campbell Ross, 3 June 2009, 110 years
Barbados, George Blackman 01 March 2003, 105 years
Belgium, Cyrillus-Camillus Barbary, 16 September 2004, 105 years
Canada, John Babcock, 18 February 2010, 109 years
Czechoslovakia, Alois Vocásek, 9 August 2003, 107 years
Denmark, Lorenz Gram, 26 December 2004, 105 years
Estonia, Juhan Kallaste, 28 August 1999, 107 years
France, Lazare Ponticelli, 12 March 2008, 110 years
France, Pierre Picault, 20 November 2008, 109 years
Germany, Erich Kästner, 1 January 2008, 107 years
Guyana, Gershom Browne, 6 December 2000, 102 years
Hungary, Franz Künstler, 27 May 2008, 107 years
Italy, Delfino Borroni, 26 October 2008, 110 years
Jamaica, Stanley Stair, 01 April 2008, 107 years
Netherlands, Bert van Sloten, 01 September 2005, 105 years
Newfoundland and Labrador, Wallace Pike, 11 April 1999, 99 years
New Zealand, Bright Williams, 13 February 2003, 105 years
Philippines, Eracleo Alimpolo, 2 October 2002, 104 years
Poland, Stanisław Wycech, 12 January 2008, 105 years
Portugal, José Ladeira, 5 May 2003, 107 years
Romania, Gheorghe Pănculescu, 9 January 2007, 104 years
Russian Federation, Dmitry Malozemov,May 1998, 101 years
Senegal, Abdoulaye N'Diaye, 10 November 1998, 104 years
Serbia, Aleksa Radovanović, 22 June 2004, 105 years
Slovenia, Ivan Kovačič, 16 April 2001, 103 years
South Africa, Norman Kark, 01 March 2000, 102 years
Thailand, Yod Sangrungruang, 9 October 2003, 106 years
Turkey, Yakup Satar, 2 April 2008, 110 years
Ukraine, Mikhail Krichevsky, 26 December 2008, 111 years
United Kingdom, Florence Green, Living, 110 years
United States, Frank Buckles, 27 February 2011 110 years

All are gone now save one.



Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

The above hymn is traditionally sung at Rememberance services in the Naval Service, Navy, Marine, th Coast Guard. I have listened to it to often on these occasions for my fallen comrades.

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