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by chuckofish

 

Poster marking the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, 1940-2015.

Did you read about the Battle of Britain commemorative “flypast“?

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked yesterday (September 15) by the largest flypast of Spitfires since World War II. There was also a service at St Paul’s Cathedral. Prince Harry was supposed to take part, flying in a two-seater Spitfire from Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex, but he gave up his seat to a 95-year old veteran. Hats off to Harry, who by the way, was celebrating his 31st birthday!

BBC News

BBC News

Anyway, this would have been something to see, right?

The Queen watches the flypast from Buckingham Palace balcony (Mirror)

The Queen watches the flypast from Buckingham Palace balcony (Mirror)

And oh look, it’s another Total Lacrosse video with the boy!

Let’s not forget that today is also the day the Pilgrims set sail for America in the Mayflower in 1620.

"The Embarkation of the Pilgrims" (1857) by the American painter Robert Walter Weir in the Brooklyn Museum of Art

“The Embarkation of the Pilgrims” (1857) by the American painter Robert Walter Weir in the Brooklyn Museum

A toast to those brave souls and a poem:

From my years young in days of youth,
God did make known to me his truth,
And call’d me from my native place
For to enjoy the means of grace.
In wilderness he did me guide,
And in strange lands for me provide.
In fears and wants, through weal and woe,
A pilgrim, past I to and fro.

–William Bradford

Have a great day! Learn something new and smile at someone!