Saturday, 7 November 2015

A Day To Remember

It's that time of year when we come together as a nation (or actually across the Commonwealth) to pay our respects and remember those who gave up everything so we could live in freedom and prosperity today.

The Royal British Legion was pulling out all the stops today to encourage people to wear a poppy and remember our armed forces upon whose backs our way of life rests. These gentlemen were happy to pose for a few shots including one allowing WP Junior to pose with one of their guns (perhaps not one for this particular medium).

Of course tomorrow is the big day (being the second Sunday in November) as Remembrance Sunday. The ceremonial events are as follows:

  • 10:00am - Church Service at Christchurch With St Philip.
  • 10:45am - Walk up to St. Philip's churchyard for the laying of wreaths and two minutes silence.
  • 11:15am (approx) Parade down Central Road to the Royal British legion where everyone is welcome - and that includes non-members also.
It is always great to see such a large turnout every year. The weather forecast is for cloud but no rain so there's no excuse! See you there...