The 11th of November is Rememberance Day and I will be wearing my poppy with pride as I remember. I will also be attending church on Rememberance Sunday.
Traditionally Rememberance Day is to remember those fallen in the Great Wars but for me, it's a little closer to home as my brother and two counsins-in-law have recently come back from Afghanistan for the third time. On of my sister-in-laws cousins nearly didnt make it back, but he was made of strong stuff and the suicide bomber couldnt touch him. The story was not the same for many of his friends on this past tour, and so because of them, I will remember. The picture above shows just some of those brave heroes who now shine as stars in the sky.
The Royal British Legion focus their Poppy Appeal to raise funds for the families of those fallen or injured in the Afghanistan war. Their target is to raise £36m, if you would like to help the appeal please visit the Royal British Legion website
And so, at 11am on the 11th of November:
At the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we will Remember.
They shall not grow old as we that are left shall 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.