Remembrance Day

November 11, 2007

Den and I headed out to take a bike ride on our new bikes,
and we ran upon the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Embankment. So, we hung
around to see how “Veteran’s Day” is observed. Imagine what it was like here in
Britain, after six years of war, to finally know that it was over! There was a
“salvation army’ kind of band, bag pipers, speakers, hymns, and prayers. But,
the most compelling was the laying of the poppy wreaths at the base of a
monument. The ceremony ended with a lackluster singing of the national anthem.
Perhaps it was the cold, windy, overcast day or the sober event, but I had
hopes for a rousing God Save the Queen.