ME and Ophelia

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Salute Royal British Legion & Combat Stress -
Remembering PTSD and GWS on Remembrance Sunday

Today, on Remembrance Sunday, while watching BBC1 TV coverage of the memorial ceremony from the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, I heard the presenter, David Dimbleby, remark on a 10% increase in requests for help from Combat Stress, an ex-services mental welfare society set up to help ex-service personnel suffering from psychological injuries and mental problems.

+ + + Remembrance Sunday &
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month + + +

Remembrance Day Poppy

Photo: Remembrance Day Poppy

Two minutes of silence at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month because that was the time (in Britain) when the armistice became effective. The two minutes recall World War I and World War II. Before 1945 the silence was for one minute, and today some ceremonies still only have one minute of silence despite this.

In the United Kingdom, although two minutes' silence is observed on November 11 itself, the main observance is on the second Sunday of November, Remembrance Sunday.

Source: Remembrance Day - Wikipedia


See my blog Sudan Watch, 10 October 2008: Deployed peacekeeping veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have significant impairments in health-related quality of life


# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 11/08/2009
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