I’ll take a moment to stop yattering about airports, airplanes, odd seating configurations, points, and all the normal stuff that I talk about about – to talk about something a bit more important today – Remembrance Day.
If it was not for those people who have given their lives in conflicts around the world, it would simply be not possible to travel the world in freedom we expect today.
On the 11th hour on the 11th day in 1918, the Great War (World War 1) ended.
In the fields in France and Belgium, poppies grew disturbed by the soil from the fighting of 4 long years.
As is tradition in the UK, both on the 11 (the day of the armistice) , and on the Sunday that follows, respect is given for two minutes silence for those who have fallen in past conflicts.
See http://www.poppy.org.uk for more information
The words can be heard in service after service through the land:
“They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old;
age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning,
we will remember them.”