Sunday, 9 November 2014

Remembrance Day 2014

As usual Sara and I attended the Remembrance Day commemoration at our village church.  The service is actually held outside the church at the war memorial which forms part of the gatehouse to the churchyard.  This allows plenty of people to take part, and the local police help out by closing the nearby roads while the event is in progress.  With this year marking the centenary of the outbreak of The Great War the service was longer then usual and included the blessing of a new flagpole which has recently been erected in the churchyard.

I know the photos (taken on my iPhone) aren't great but that's not really the point, is it?


Archduke Piccolo said...

One gets the feeling that Remembrance (and in this country, ANZAC day (25 April)) is more taken notice of these days than it was 30-40 years ago. I wonder why that should be?

Stephen Thomas said...

Would have joined you there today but unfortunately both Sarah and I have heavy colds and so kept warm in the house.

Good post.