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Friday 11 November 2016

We Will Remember Them

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the whole of the United Kingdom falls silent for two minutes each year to remember those who gave their lives in service to their Country. 


I took the above photo of the remembrance garden here in Ivybridge.  The poppy is used as a symbol of remembrance, as they were said to be the first flower to grow from the freshly dug graves of dead soldiers on Flanders Fields. 

"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."

(Poem by Laurence Binyon). 

Image courtesy of Google.

Here is a photo of my little grandson taken a couple of years ago on a Remembrance Day Parade, which will take place again on Sunday in every town and village throughout the United Kingdom 



Suzanne said...

Oh, I LOVE the photo of Eli in the parade! Even in sadness, this can be a joyful day. We can all come together, to honor our Veterans, as they are all so special. Love the poppies and the poem of Flanders Field. Thank you for the beautiful post and poppies, Thisisme! Have a great weekend!

Southhamsdarling said...

Hi Suzanne. Sorry I'm a bit late getting back here 😟 I'm so glad you enjoyed the Post. My own grandad died in the First World War, and my dad saw action in North Africa in the Second World War. Hope your weekend is going well my Texan friend.

Unknown said...

Wonderful post and I love how your country recognizes it. We deem it a federal holiday but I like the idea of the parades all over. Wish we did that. Eli is so grown up compared to that picture. What a handsome man he will be. Hugs and love my awesome friend!

Southhamsdarling said...

Hello there Bee Bee. The Parades certainly do bring the country together at this time. Eli is so cute, isn't he?! Says an adoring grandma! ❤️❤️