Being a Military child that went to a Military boarding school and then married somebody in the Military, the 11th November has always been an extremely important date in our calender. For all of my secondary school years we did a Remembrance Parade which invited back all the “Old Boys” from the school. The Old Boys including War veterans would have their own guard within the parade and we all marched for the ones that have been lost. The parade was different from any other in the School calender because the whole school would then march down to the War memorial for two minutes silence with the Last Post played by a Bugler. The emotion felt by everyone is still something that I can remember nearly a decade later.
I was really touched last week when the Boys bought home these poppies from Creche. Even my 10 month old had made a poppy, although he did try to eat the black centre! I hope that we never forget and that Remembrance Day continues to hold such a special place in everybody’s hearts.
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them”