Monday, November 10, 2008


The Queen led the nation in two minute's silence laying the first wreath at the Centotaph memorial in Whitehall yesterday on Remembrance Sunday, as the Royal family, politicians and war veterans gathered for the Remembrance day service in honour of British serviceman killed in battle. This year’s service was particularly poignant as it marked the 90th anniversary of the end of World War 1. Crowds lined the streets to watch the annual Remembrance Day parade, as similar ceremonies took place all over England to honour those who have given their lives for their country.

My grandmother on my mum's side was the eldest of eleven children and I grew up hearing how some of her brothers and cousins fought in the World Wars. I always support the British Legion's Poppy Appeal and wear my poppy with pride at this time of year. I think everyone should.

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SandyCarlson said...

These stories are so very important. Thanks for this.

Anthony said...

Recognizing the contribution of Veterans should be a top priority of all governments. I just ran a blog post on that, in fact, myself.

Hard to believe how long we've been visiting each other, Naomi. I hope you'll join in my Blogiversary Celebration Carnival that's coming up soon.

Sheila said...

I grew up hearing my mom talk about life in Washington D.C. during WWII. She worked for the government. These memories stick with us.

Naomi said...

You are welcome Sandy. I think this is important too. We can never forget those who lost their lives fighting in the wars.

I agree Tony. Yes we have been cyberfriends for a long time Tony. I am definitely interested in the carnival and will e-mail you my contribution.

They certainly do Sheila. This is a day to be proud of all those who served their country and gave us the freedom we all enjoy today.