Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Sunday

Cenotaph in Whitehall, London

Some of the wreaths (including the Royal ones)

Rebecca was away at youth group camp (she will tell you about that soon), Lionel & Josh were away for their boys weekend (Josh will tell you about that soon) and so I had the weekend to myself!

On Sunday I decided to head into London to go to the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph. As you can imagine there were crowds and crowds of people but it was quite amazing to be there to celebrate 90 years since the ending of WWI and to remember those killed in conflicts past and present. Being part of two minutes silence in the middle of London and then hearing the Last Post played was very moving.

I then went along to Westminster Abbey where there was a Field of Remembrance set up, with white crosses and poppies, where families could record names of those killed in conflict. It was really quite moving, especially as we hear every day about British soldiers in the Iraq and Afganistan conflicts.
NZ area in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

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