Remembrance Day: 101 years since WWI ended

Today, we remember those allied troops who died to protect us.

 

Remembrance Sunday was honoured all over Kent and the rest of the country on November the 10th.

 

Canterbury Cathedral held a service after a parade through the town’s streets finished with the laying of wreaths in The Buttermarket.

 

 

Quoted by the Evening Standard, veteran Allan Gullis, 95, said: “We’re just hoping that the sacrifices that were made by those that are no longer with us are going to be used… for a better world.”

 

The wearing of coloured poppies, and a two minute silence at 11AM, is all done to remind us of the sacrifices made by the Commonwealth’s military and civilian service-people.

 

 

Over Kent there was a flyby dropping 750,000 poppies and parades and services in all major towns.

 

And as for our capital, the parade in London had WWII veterans in tow, along with many members of the royal family.

 

Armistice Day – as the act of remembrance is named over much of Europe – is celebrated on the 11th of November, and is marked by a national holiday.

 

 

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Paris, had flowers and wreaths placed around it to honour all those who were buried without ceremony.

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