Against Me! - I Was A Teenage Anarchist
Like I really need another AM! 7”, right? I either didn’t know this existed or entirely forgot that it did shortly after finding out but I guess it was an RSD 2010 release? Glad to add it to the family.
Descendents ‘Everything Sucks’
Against Me! ‘White Crosses’
3 of my most influential punk albums.
This morning I went to the Long-sur-Mer battery in Normandy. This was originally a site of German bunkers and guns. The guns shot down onto Omaha Beach during the battle. Seeing the guns in real life was terrifying. You can hear about giant powerful guns, but you can never really understand until you stand by one twice your height. After visiting the battery I went to the Visitor Center museum at Omaha Beach, and then visited the cemetery. All of the headstones there are white, and seeing so many is hard to wrap your head around. There are nine thousand soldiers memorialized at that cemetery. So many lives lost. So many people’s children or husbands or fathers. It’s just hard to comprehend. After this I went to the Overlord Museum, where I could get a good background on the history of the war. Also in the museum were tens of real wartime vehicles and weapons. The entire morning was interesting, and I’m really glad I got the chance to see this place. #travel#france#normandy#bunkers#WWII#veteran#veterans#tanks#wartimevehicles#cliffs#ships#history#learning#cold#cemetery#whitecrosses#thankyou
Today we are making spooky and cost effective crosses for Halloween! Yes, we are already preparing for next year 😎🕸🦇👻. What you need:
🔸️glue/ sticky tape
🔸️white spray paint
🔸️black or charcoal spray paint
Cut and stick cardboard pieces together then spray paint desired colour. Using your permanent marker, add name and dates. Optional: Cut out oval cardboard piece and attach vintage photo on top for extra spook! Or, cut out letters RIP and stick, as seen on the darker cross.
Poppies became a symbol of Veteran’s Day after the bloody WW1 battle in Flanders Field in Belgium.
The soil in the battle field became scattered with rubble, making the soil rich with lime mineral. Poppies thrived in the fertile soil.
Many soldiers were buried in Flanders Field creating a contrast of white crosses and vibrant, red poppies.
Major John McCrae was a Canadian surgeon who was moved by the sight of this, leading him to pen one of the most memorable war poems ever written - In Flanders Fields. .
Do those who lie here do they know why they died ? Did they think this war would end wars? It happen again and again and still our young men are sacrificed in slaughter for the gain of the rich. Your poppy might be of remembrance but if you never forgot no bullet would be share for the puppetmasters anger ever again. #peace#poppy#whitecrosses#war#antiwar