Remembrance Sunday wreath laying and the plaintive piper playing the lament is now over. Our village does this every year and, no doubt, it was
repeated throughout the country.
We paused and remembered the fallen of times past and those who continue to lay down their lives for their country in wars not of their making.
My school does not take part in the silence on the 11th although we do raise money by selling poppies and we raise awareness through the shoebox campaign most years.
Does your area still participate in silent reflection?
I was in Glasgow on Saturday Bear and the poppies were very visible, likewise yesterday at our memorial service.
We were in the supermarket and a two minute silence was announced on the supermarket radio.
I was in the Village, there was a service of remembrance, poppy wreaths were very visible around the local churches and almost everyone I saw was
wearing a poppy.
At 11am the bells rang in the church( just twice) the people just stood and bowed heads, even cars stopped in the street.
I was touched as I had never seen anything like it where I lived before.
We still celebrate remembrance day on the day! Some of the local schools in the city have been working around the Cross of Remembrance to plant a cross in memory of our fallen heroes in preparation for the day! Every town that has an RSL will conduct their own service on the day, too.