Sunday, 14 November 2010


The price they paid was very great.

But then look how beautiful their children are.

It is time now that only those who served or are serving can lay wreaths on our behalf. I’d rather be represented by them. For some years there was a justification that the politicians themselves had taken some measure of risk, but that no longer applies.

No more grandstanding for pols; they get to stand at the back quietly while better men and women step forward.


killemallletgodsortemout said...

It was good to see the Festival of Remembrance from the Royal Albert Hall.

Isn't it ironic that the thieving, shameless politicians who continue to send our brave service personnel to be killed and injured in an unwinnable war should (dis)grace the proceedings with their presence?

My MP was absent from our local Remembrance Day service.

Not missed, not worth a rub. I think the service was better for his absence.

Woman on a Raft said...


I think the soliders like to be saluting someone who matters to them and who represents the Crown, though. They also like to be observed when they do it. Today they marched once to take the solemn salute, then marched again but this time but band was slightly up-tempo and the crowd clapped and cheered.

The police were on their best behaviour too; somebody seems to have told them they must smile and endevour not to frighten the children.