Monday, 15 November 2010

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 14th November

An understandably moving day, 'Remembrance Sunday', which of course is when church services recognise 'Armistice Day', but I have always been heartened by residents of Lightwater & Windlesham who come out in support of the procession and wreath laying each year.

In spite of the cold and damp conditions, the service was very well attended, with representatives of both Borough & Parish Councils, The Scouts, Girl Guides & St John Ambulance all laying wreaths and joining in with the hymns.

Observation of the silence is always sobering for me. I've posted here before about my trip to the Flanders Fields; I believe that all of us should visit at some point in our lives just to bear witness to the enormous and ultimate sacrifice made by hundreds of thousands of others; and of course, with the UK involved in armed conflicts since then to this very hour, the remembrance of fallen heroes is just as relevant now as it was in 1918.

The very least we can do is to remember them.

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