Monday, November 26, 2012

Remembrance Day

As everyone in the West knows, November 11th is the day we remember the end of The Great War. In the States, we call it Veterans' Day, and in the United Kingdom it's Remembrance Day. In the United Kingdom, the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day see a lot of the population wearing poppies on their shirts or jackets. These can be procured with a donation to the Poppy Appeal, which supports the efforts of the Royal British Legion.

When Gus and I were touring campus on that Sunday morning, we observed the Remembrance Day service of the Army, Navy, and Air Force cadets outside the King's College Chapel. It reminded me of the Joint Service Review ceremonies that I participated in when I was a midshipman in Naval ROTC Unit as an undergrad, many moons ago. Here are some of the pictures that I snapped.

Also impressive was the bagpipe and drum band that provided the military music for the event. It was a great way to observe Veterans'/Remembrance Day.

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