Respect and remembrance

As I drove to a Remembrance Sunday service this morning, Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms came on the radio. It’s a song that’s always moving but it really raised goose pimples today.
I always cover the service for the paper but although it’s work, I’m glad to be there. It poured with rain during the (outdoor) service but no one moved during the two minutes’ silence.
It was lovely to see so many people there and so moving the way they had primary school children reading out the names of every man from the town who died in the two World Wars while the wreaths were being laid and the band played World in Union.
I think the saying that sums it up best is the Kohima Epitaph:
“When you go home, tell them of us and say: For your tomorrow, we gave our today”.

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