I have just observed the laying of the wreaths at the Cenotaph in Whitehall and it seems wholly appropriate to share with you this moving post from Butterfly in Remission blog.
Remembering the fallen on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month…Armistice Day.
Growing up Remembrance Day was always very much part of our yearly calendar, at my school and at home we were taught of its importance, what it meant to us and the world around us.
I decided to put my thoughts down ‘on paper’ and this is where they took me!
Over the years I have watched many films based on true war events, read numerous newspaper articles, books, watched news stories, documentaries and TV shows. As a result I’ve become very aware of the reality of war and have always felt a deep sadness for those involved. Under no illusions about the loss and devastation it leaves in its wake I am proud that we remember them all, from all conflicts once a year.
I think about those on the front, feeling like…
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