At the going down of the sun and in the morning

I can’t remember the first time I watched the Service of Remembrance on TV, but it must be the best part of fifty years ago now. It has always been a family event, with my Mom and Dad and my brothers. And although, sadly, my Dad is no longer with us, and the family is spread across the globe, watching it again tonight brought back poignant memories, as always.

This year’s service seemed a little more main stream, in terms of entertainment, with the likes of Rod Stewart singing Auld Lang Syne. Not the way I think we should remember the lost and missing of past wars. Maybe I am getting towards being one of the few remaining who were taught to respect these people from childhood. This is not a program intended to entertain, it is to help us remember those who gave their life, that we may live in peace.

I find it very moving, watching the petals falling on the servicemen and women, and although I have never known anyone killed in the service of our country, I feel a certain duty to watch the service.

The people in whose honour the service is held, gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live in peace and freedom.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Yaz
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 05:21:54

    This is a lovely remembrance post. Thank you.

    Reply

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