Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,
Deborah
debris4spike

Remembering

Well, I'm back - I had a great (almost) week in London.  I visited loads of museums, etc.  However the reason I went the days I did was so that I could be at The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, and also visit The Field of Remembrance at St Margaret's Westminster

I went to The Field of Remembrance on the Friday morning, and planted crosses of remembrance for Dad, both my Grandfathers, as well as 2 friends ....


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Dad was in a reserved occupation, however he served in The Home Guard, where his regiment were manning search lights in Barking Park.
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My Granddad served in WWI, and you will have seen pictures of places he served when I went on holiday last year.  In remembering him the first time I visited this memorial field (in 1979, after he died in 1978), I met 2 men who both served during WWII (and both died in 1991)
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My other Grandfather served in the Coldstream Guards during the 1920's
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On Remembrance Sunday I stood on Whitehall to be at The Cenotaph to observe the 2 minutes silence, as well as taking part in the service and watching the march past


The Queen, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall & Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
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Commander Tim Lawrence & Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ... (I couldn't see her but Sophie, Countess of Wessex was also here)
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The Queen's Cousins .... Dukes of Gloucester & Kent
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Watching the march past
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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.
Tags: camera, granddad c, granddad w, holiday 2019, london, queen, remembrance, wwi, wwii
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