The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month: Here's How the Rowing World Saluted Veterans in 2015
|The Huskies ran through the Cascade Curtain on Wednesday (Photo courtesy Washington Husky Crew)|
Across the U.S., Canada, and the world, rowers saluted veterans with photos, articles, and remembrances on Wednesday.
Our friends at Hear The Boat Sing put together three separate pieces on the interconnected history of rowing and the Great War, focusing on Eton College ("Etona Non Immemor," and "Most Conspicuous Bravery") and Ernest Julian Dublin University Boat Club who died at Gallipoli, and Eton College posted the below as a poignant homage to those who fell in the "war to end all wars."
Here are just a few of the many posts honoring veterans everywhere, from the rowing world.
To you from failing hands we throw. The torch; to be be yours to hold it high. #YYC #rememberthem pic.twitter.com/lVa4pNv8cu— Uvic Rowing (@VikesRow) November 11, 2015
#N150s Veteran's Day row on the Severn #ThankYouVeterans #honorthosewhoserved https://t.co/Z9KEu8Jeiu— Navy Crew (@navycrew) November 11, 2015
Remembering those who served today. The actions of those individuals are why I can follow my dreams #LestWeForget #Olympics— Lindsay Jennerich (@lindsayjenner) November 11, 2015
Thank you to our veterans and all those that continue to serve. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/gsn4yov2n9— Michigan Rowing (@umichrowing) November 11, 2015
Happy #VeteransDay . Grateful to my Grandfather-USMC, Dad-USAF, and brother-USN for their service. Thank you Vets! 💙🇺🇸❤️— Megan Kalmoe (@megankalmoe) November 11, 2015
Celebrating Veteran's Day with CRI's Military Rowing Program. pic.twitter.com/O5rRc3DXxG— Bruce Smith (@bhsrowing) November 11, 2015
Happy Veteran's Day from the Husky Crew. Salute to our Veterans with a run in the Cascade Curtain! pic.twitter.com/ZO4NnDE7b6— UW Husky Crew (@UWHuskyCrew) November 11, 2015
The whole of the GB Rowing Team training centre stopped & paused for two minutes at 1100 today. Very appropriate and moving. #RememberThem— Pete Reed (@PeteReed) November 11, 2015
We will remember them pic.twitter.com/yBpR5miE8I— SPS Rowing (@SPSRowing) November 11, 2015
#VeteransDay: flashback to coaching this BAMF thru a sick 1K. @Jlansford01 & all y'all...thanks for keeping us free. pic.twitter.com/0B1OLVVJTI— Esther Lofgren (@EstherLofgren) November 11, 2015
Today we remember @OldBrentonians and all those who have served their country #LestWeForget #HowIRemember pic.twitter.com/xPXH1gRsTv— Brentwood News (@BrentwoodNews) November 11, 2015
As the son of a U.S. Navy veteran, with an uncle who served in the Marine Corps in World World II, and a great uncle who served in the USMC in World War I, it was heart-warming to see the reflection and appreciation this week, all across the rowing community.