May 08, 2007

May 8

Today, May 8, is public holiday in France. We celebrate the end of World War 2. For the 12th and last time Jacques Chirac will place some flowers on the unknown soldier's grave at the Arch of Triumph. He is still president until May 16.
November 11, celebrating the end of World War 1, is another public holiday. It will then be Sarkozy's turn.

7 comments:

hpy said...

I discussed public holidays with Olga. The 8th of May is a normal working day in Finland (who lost the war) but a holiday in Russia (who won the war).
It's quite good that there has been many wars, at least some of us have holidays...
Seriously, I hope there won't be more problems between people anymore, and Europe (to continue the discussion about la Marseillaise) is a good way to make us understand each other better than before. As far as I remember this was one of the wishes when Europe was started long ago.
Another good thing is that we can more easily discuss with other people than before, and so learn to know them, and not to fear them anymore.
Olga and I have both immigrated, we know that there can be cultural problems when you change from one country to another, just because we have been brought up with something not so important as different legal holidays.
I think that even blogging can make us know at least a little about each other.

Abraham Lincoln said...

We have been involved in many wars and two World Wars and I hate war. I was involved in the US Army during the Korean War. And now we are in Iraq. Most Americans are against President Bush and his wars.

I am happy that it is not forgotten in your country. I was very young during World War II. My little village had many sons in that war.

I got to fly last night. I mean I just dove in and flew. You can find out how on my blog post today.

Peter said...

hpy:
Completely that blogging can be a good help for better knowledge and understanding. Our discussion with seda since yesterday has e.g. wakened me up concerning the Turkis issue.

abraham lincoln:
Thanks for taking your time on my blog again. I just read your marvelous "flying story" and put some comments.

Shionge said...

Did you pop by at the Arch of Triumph for this Pete?

Peter said...

No, I was busy blogging...

Hogrelius said...

Petit Chirac!

Peter said...

Actually, Sarkozy is the "petit" one, if you talk about size: 1,65 m = 5'5".