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  • Rob


It is Remembrance Sunday. The memorial day observed in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations to honour the members of the armed forces who lost their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts.

It is observed on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday closest to November 11th, the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918.

The day is marked by ceremonies and events across the UK, including a national ceremony at the Cenotaph in London, where government officials, military representatives, and the royal family pay their respects.

Two minutes of silence are observed at 11 a.m., the time when the armistice came into effect in 1918. The silence is meant to remember and honour the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives for their country.

People also wear red poppies as a symbol of remembrance, inspired by the famous war poem "In Flanders Fields" by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. The Royal British Legion organizes the Poppy Appeal, raising funds to support veterans and their families.

Remembrance Sunday serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by those in the armed forces and provides an opportunity for reflection on the impact of war on individuals and communities.

The clip below (click on the image to watch) from the last episode of Blackadder is one of the greatest moments in comedy in my opinion, the jokes fade and the reality of war hits home. Stunning.


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