1914-1918/ We are still a WAKE


#yoorsnovember #wake #comingworldrememberme #klei #boetseren

Today we commemorate Truce, the end of World War I.
My region of South-West Flanders and the Westhoek ensures that the memory of “the Great War” is always present.
The landscape is dotted with graves and monuments of Allied soldiers from all over the world as well as German soldiers.
Often unknown soldiers whose tombstone bears the inscription “Known unto God”.
8.5 million people (mainly military) died during the World War, with chemical warfare being used for the first time.
On Belgian soil during these four horrific years a total of 600 000 deaths (both military and civilians) were killed.
To honor these victims, artist Koen Vanmechelen devised the project “Coming World Remember Me”.
The aim of this project was to during the period 2014-2018 (following the commemoration of 100 years of World War I)
600 000 figurines to be modeled in baked clay.
A project with the necessary symbolism.
Every statue represents one victim from that period.
It's a bent figure with a personalized spine.
They represent both the need for reflection and the resilience of humanity.
180 000 volunteers (Belgians, but also foreigners and descendants of soldiers killed there) each sculpted 1 figurine in specially equipped work workshops, in which the symbolism of World War I was of course never far away.
We, with the whole family (see picture) were only a few of these many volunteers who helped with the modeling and when all 600 000 were sculpted with the final display.
The display lasted 100 days and took place on a site in the Provincial Domain "De Palingbeek” - the Neermandsland- the zone between German and Allied lines in the First World War.
More symbolism... all the figurines come from a primal egg, the birth of the new man.
These figurines are, as it were, symbolically spit out in the form of Pangea, the primal continent.
Anyone who wanted to be Peter or meter of a statue was given a name tag (which soldiers wore around their neck) with the name of a soldier from WWI.
A total of 200 000 volunteers participated in this project.
Half of the proceeds from this project went to charities Eastern Congo and Northern Uganda.

We with the family helped with the sculpture and display of the figurines.
After 11 November 2018 everyone was allowed to pick up one statue and the site was dismantled again.
Here at home there are 3 statuettes on the closet, as a reminder, a vigil to reflect permanently and to think about peace in and for this world.
 
Dan. B. Cooper.
Recently on the first episode of the #seriess of #loki reference was made to a historical case the legend of D.B.Cooper. on the scene Loki recreates the incredible “asaña” that was cast long ago so he was called as one of the most wanted criminals in the U.S.. however, despite the great fame that this story had in its time today really few people know or remember who D.B.Cooper was This fact is one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in U.S. criminal history, as in 45 years the FBI failed to solve the case of the hijacking of the commercial plane of Northwest Airlines Flight 305, so they had to file the investigation in 2016. It all starts when a middle-aged man, dressed in a flawless suit with a black coat and tie, went to the airport and bought a ticket on the eve of Thanksgiving Day 1971 in Portland, Oregon, under the name Dan Cooper. The ticket Cooper acquired was destined for Seattle in Washington State. According to witnesses of the flight, the man sat in the back row of the plane, along with 36 other passengers and six crew members. Investigations also indicate that in the middle of flight he ordered a bourbon with soda, ice and gave her a note which the girl thought was a sexual insinuation but actually said she had a bomb. Cooper showed him a small briefcase and inside it could be seen red and blue wires, a watch and an alleged explosive mechanism, so the woman believed him The zafata walked to the cockpit, to whom she handed the note where Cooper was requesting $200,000 in $20 and four parachutes, in exchange for not exploding the plane. When the plane landed in Seattle, Dan received the parachutes, the money, released the 36 hostages traveling on the plane and asked the pilot to take off again for Mexico City. On the way between Seattle and Mexico City, the most curious part of the case begins, since just as the plane was passing through Reno, a city in Nevada, D.B.. Cooper took one of the parachutes, grabbed the money and jumped from one of the backdoors of the plane three thousand meters high. It was about 20 hours on November 24 when no more was known about him. US authorities never knew anything about the thief, not even his real name, as he bought the ticket under the name Dan Cooper, which was fake. The press added the acronym D.B. after the FBI investigated a suspect named D.B. Cooper, who turned out to be innocent. Since that date, the FBI interviewed more than a thousand suspects without results. The best clue emerged in 1980, when a child found a decaying package containing $5,800 in $20 banknotes with serial numbers matching those of the loot. However, it was inconclusive. A publication by Infobae details that on July 12, 2016, the FBI issued a statement concluding the investigation without finding a culprit. The document describes the search as “one of the longest and most comprehensive” in the organization. It took them 45 years. Part of the report states: “On 8 July, the FBI decided to redirect resources devoted to D.B.. Cooper to focus on other research priorities. During the 45 years of expertise, the FBI thoroughly reviewed credible clues, coordinated the task of multiple officers on searches, collected all available evidence and interviewed all identified witnesses. Evidence obtained over the years will be preserved for historical purposes at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC”. Sheridan Peterson died on January 8 this year at the age of 94, considered one of the main suspects of being Dan B. Cooper. The FBI never arrested the war veteran and employee of Seattle-based aircraft company Boeing, according to information from El País. In 2004, the FBI interviewed Sheridan Peterson, when he was 77 years old, at the time he was a skydiving sailor who had served in World War II and worked as a technician at Boeing. Peterson was 44 years old at the time of the crime, so two officers questioned him and took a DNA sample that the FBI never published, even though he publicly dismissed other suspects in the case because of the results of this type of examination. The entity believes that whoever was D.B.. Cooper probably died the night of the assault. #seriess    #loki    #mystery #legend
Frank Zappa
Biography Within rock Frank Zappa was considered a diverse talent. He was a brilliant guitarist, an unsurpassed band leader and an incomparable social satirist. He started in the 1960s as the leader of the crazy avant-rock pioneers The Mothers. His subsequent solo work included everything from jazz rock to orchestral pieces, always brought with the humour that was Zappa's trademark. He succumbed to cancer in 1993 but the astonishing fertile workaholic left behind an awesome oeuvre. Genius is a word that is too often used in pop music, but it definitely relates to Zappa. Zappa.com - Frank Zappa would have turned 80 years old on December 21, if he hadn't died on December 4, 1993, almost 27 years ago, at 52 years old.. And while we're working on numbers: the newly released album The Mothers 1970 (four CDs) is number 116 in its catalogue. The fact that production has not stopped after his death is due to the efforts of the heirs Zappa, who has been doing good works since the death of Zappa's wife Gail, with son Ahmet and Joe Travers, the manager of Zappa's legendary vault full of recordings, as driving forces. In the house he once inhabited, his complete oeuvre is stored in a separate wing. The impact of almost 53 years of Frank Zappa. More than a human life can actually contain. Director Alex Winter was given access to the personal archive of the musician, provocateur and 'experimentalist' Zappa (129 min.), who breathed his last breath after an eventful life and career in 1993. Reworked version of an episode of TROS TV Show Op Reis from 1991 - the longer original version can be found here, this version was edited just after the death of Frank. In this episode Ivo Niehe visits eccentric pop musician Frank Zappa in Los Angeles. In addition to singer Frank acts as an investment advisor on American television and as a mediator between American businessmen and entrepreneurs from the Eastern bloc. In his studio, based in his home in Hollywood, he takes care of all the music and recordings himself. CLUSTER 1993 Frank Zappa TV Special (1991) - The tragic true story of Frank Zappa Frank Zappa took creative risks that few musicians would consider. He also wrote experimental classical music and gallaced all over the world. But Frank Zappa's life wasn't always rosy. His upbringing was rocky and his family life was also hard. Here's the tragic story of Frank Zappa..