It was announced today, with great regret. The 90th Annual WWI Armistice Reunion would have to be shelved indefinitely after this year's event. Main reasons being cited are The Credit Crunch and Global Warming taking its toll. Others have a differing opinion on the matter and just good old-fashioned 'lack of interest' being suggested.
For many years now turn out has been dwindling, and in the past, the date of November 11th has been blamed due to the fact it's on the edge of the coming winter. This may have put veterans off in the past. At the time dissenters grumbled it was a daft time of year to organise such an event.
Chairperson of the organisers' committee Barry Snatch 110 said 'It's terrible these days; I just can't put my finger on why people don't pitch in for this event'.
Barry added, 'to be honest these past few years our committee has struggled to make a quorum to keep it going'.
This year's event is to be held in Mettet a mile or two SE of Charleroi. A nice little rustic cafe was rebuilt there in 1920 after being flattened during the Battle of Charleroi and Mons. Reparation money was used for the rebuilding. And ironically the cafe was used as a headquarters for a resistance group during WWII.
Cafe owner Renee Grenouille said, 'this event has been held on my premises before', 'but I'm not too disappointed it may never happen again'.
Renee explained, 'it brings in money over my bar, but soldiers being soldiers when they get pissed, they want to shag the local women'.
There is still time for any veterans wishing to attend to come along for two-day event. Just contact Barry Snatch on 0400 246810 for information.
Barry added, 'the only stipulation is, you would have had fought in WWI'. 'Oh, and bring your own beer money', Barry quipped 'It's not a bleeding charity event'.