Sunday, 9 November 2008

We must Remember them ....

With thanks to my dear friend Debbie who made this very special tag for me last year .
Last evening Maurice and I watched The Royal British Legion service of remembrance from the Albert Hall, on Television .It was as impressive as ever, Her Majesty the Queen ,and her family were in attendance ,as well as members of the government ,All the ranks of the British forces were represented ,we sang along with some of the songs ,We admired the displays ,and we shed tears at some of the stories told ,we joined in the prayers held at the Drum Head service .No one watching could fail to be moved.
This morning ,after saying we might go off to the market ,We had turned on the TV ,and got caught up with the service of remembrance from The Cenotaph, held in Whitehall in London , again her Majesty and members of the Royal family were there and all laid wreaths ,as did members from all the services and the government ,There was of course the two minutes silence ,wreaths were laid from all over the Commonwealth ,until there was just a sea of poppy’s
After the First World War, it was decided that the poppy should be the emblem, and it was a Canadian John McRae, who wrote
In Flanders field the poppies grow,
Between the crosses row on row.
I tried to take some pictures from the TV screen ,most were not fit to be put onto here ,but one of Prince William ,just after he had placed his wreath ,was worth posting ,What a wonderful young man ,
They shall not grow old ,as we that are left grow old ,age shall not weary them nor the years condem,at the going down of the sun ,and in the morning ,we will remember them ,
Have a blessed Sunday everyone ...love Jan xx

25 comments:

Sal said...

Lovely post today Jan, as always.
Lest we forget.

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Is November 11th your Armistice Day? We call it Veteans Day here but my mom still uses the original term. I keep forgetting that the UK has the same holiday. Yes, we do owe so much to our veterans. xx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Those were beautiful words and I know I'll be remembering those that served so bravely during those terrible war years too.
'On Ya'-ma

Joan said...

Lovely entry today Jan as you always do on Remembrance Sunday I have been trying to find out who wrote that little verse Googled it this morning and was offered a holiday in Dubai. Will try again. Love Joan.

Bill said...

Thank you from a Veteran for you words and this entry. No matter where we live our Military Services people deserve our thanks and prayers.
My Regards, Bill

ADB said...

Great post Jan - we must never forget

Guido

Bunny said...

Yes, we watched the Cenotaph service too; wasn't the Queen remarkable, laying her wreath, then confidently walking backwards? 82, and more assured than anybody else.

Robin said...

Prince William sure has grown into a wonderful man, hasn't he?

Jeannette said...

Such a sad day when we remember all those who were robbed of their lives to defend our right to freedom. Princess Diana would have been proud of her son if she could have seen him. Great entry Jan.
Jeannette xx

Yasmin said...

Great post Jan I watched it too on TV this morning, as alway such a fantastic ceromony, I love your tag it just sums everything up.

Take care

Yasmin

mortonlake said...

great tag jan. agree with every word you wrote so well.take care love mort xxx

Ally Lifewithally said...

Oh Jan a lovely Rememberance day tribute to all serving personnel ~ and we must never forget those that gave their lives for our Freedom ~ Ally x

Pamela said...

I wish they would have broadcast that here. I would have loved to have watched that. Great picture of William. He's such a handsome young man. Beautiful post Jan.
Love, Pam

Odds Bodkins. said...

Great entry Jan.

B. x

Debbie said...

I was wondering if you would use the same tag or ask for a new one. Glad you used it I am quite proud of it as it covers all our heros from then till now and beyond.
Lest we forget.
Debbie
xxx

Martha said...

Lovely post Jan.

Paula said...

Beautiful! I finally was able to access your journal by clicking on a comment you made in someone else's blog. Where there is a will there is a way, huh?

Linda's World said...

Yes, Tuesday is Remberance or Veteran's Day. Hopefully, everyone will put aside their daily rountine for even 5 minutes and pause to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so we can leave in peace. Linda in Washington state

Marie said...

Lovely post Jan. We had a special Remembrance Service in church yesterday. We must never forget.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan this was a lovely entry ,I went to church as Rachel and Emma are in the Brownies ,Rachel helped carry the flag ,it was a moving service ....love to you and Maurice ...Jeanxx

Funnyface said...

Hello Jan, a lovely post. I didn't see many 'poppy collectors' on the streets this year, apparently there was a shortage of them so next year i will volunteer.
Take care, luv Jaynee X

Anonymous said...

I happened to be in town today at eleven o'clock and stood and watched the soldiers and old fellas, it was very moving and I had a tear or two in my eyes. Love you, and was lovely to see you yesterday. Kate

Kath said...

I watched the same service Jan.God bless all who serve for there countries and who have served.I mentioned you would be watching it and popping in your usual wonderful entry about it.So right I was too.As here it is.Just trying to catch up on everyone now.Isn't Prince William just adorable.I hope you are both well.Take Care God Bless Kath xx
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Coelha :B said...

You are right! I had the wrong link to your blog!! :) Prince William is so handsome...I wish he and my daughter could meet one day, but isn't that every mother's dream? Hugs - Julie

erarein63 said...

We owe more than our freedom, we owe our lives as well. Happy Veteran's Day! De ;)