100 years ago today, the First World War was still raging across Europe and beyond. Men were killed right up until the last minute of the war – 11am on 11 November 1918.
Remembrance Day is always important for those of us who have served, our families and wider communities. That this tradition of stopping and remembering the fallen has continued, shows how important it is that we do not ever forget those who have fought for their country. We will be wearing our poppies with pride, as always.
This year, a number of events are taking place to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice. You can find events listed at the Royal British Legion’s website and the Armistice 100 site.
The Invictus Games 2018 have just closed in Sydney. There were great performances all round. The Games were opened by Prince Harry, on his first Royal tour alongside new wife Meghan and it’s great that they continue to raise awareness of the courage and strength – physical and mental – of our wounded colleagues.
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An Uber passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question.
The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped inches from a shop window.
For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said, "Look man, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!"
The passenger apologized and said, "I didn't realize that a little tap would scare you so much."
The driver replied, "Sorry, it’s not really your fault. Today is my first day as an Uber driver – I've been driving a hearse for the last 25 years."
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