Sunday, November 14

Who would have thought?

 

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Last night hubby and I were discussing where we would go to support Remembrance Sunday. Initially we were thinking about Guisborough where all of the local churches and organisations take part in a procession leading up to the Cenotaph. The Salvation Army band leads this and it is all very grand.

Loftus is our local market town so we decided to go there instead. A much smaller affair yet just as important and relevant. As we took our place in the crowd we became aware of a light aircraft flying in the sky. We knew the pilot – when Jon pointed out it was a yellow and white Tigermoth it could only be Peter Jackson, a friend and neighbour. We assumed he was out on a Sunday morning fly about – as he often is. However as we watched him fly over the market place he released a plume of red poppies which flew down over the crowd. How unexpected yet so moving!

 

But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
Thomas Dunn English

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and moving gesture. we went to the prom at Douglas, in the pouring rain, to watch the poppy wreaths being laid, and to observe the three minute silence. It is even more relavent than ever, considering the present day conflicts, to remember the debt we owe to those who have fallen.

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  2. A beautiful idea Denise - somehow this particular Remembrance day seems more poignant than ever.

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  3. Oh, wow. I wish I had been there. We have a celebration each year on the 11th at the school stadium and children from all over the county come. We have a flyover, but yours had to have been more spectacular. God bless our free nations! God bless the soldiers who have their all for us.

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  4. I hope you wore a rain court. Beautiful water droplet. I always want to take photos like that, but haven't got such a good camera.

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  5. What a moving tribute. How lovely!

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  6. We had a wonderful pealing of bells from St Johns church in the town, very moving ceremony.Your post was lovely.

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  7. That rainfall of poppys must have been quite magical. Such a lovely tribute.

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  8. how lovely, perfect for the occasion :-)

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  9. How perfect! I took some children to meet a veteran and we shared the silence with them as well a many stories. It doesn't get any less moving with time does it.

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  10. What a wonderful and telling tribute.

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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