Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget!

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them!

Remembrance Day 2009

Remembrance day or Poppy day is celebrated on the 11th day of the 11th month, to remember the end of the First World War. As it was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that the war came to an end.

A two minutes silence is observed at 11am on the 11th (and on Remembrance Sunday as well). I was watching on TV live from Westminster, so had the 2 minutes silence. On Saturday at the Newcastle match we had a minute’s silence before kick off for remembrance day, as did all other matches across the football league. 

The Queen attends Westminster and the silence is followed as soon as Big Ben strikes 11.

The Poppy quickly became part of this remembrance and are on sale for weeks before, and everyone on TV are seen wearing them. Which I think shows a fantastic type of togetherness.

We will not ever forget those who lost there lives in battle for us all to have a better life.