Browsing All posts tagged under »Remembrance Sunday«

The General

November 9, 2014 by


Good-morning; good-morning!’ the General said When we met him last week on our way to the line. Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of ’em dead, And we’re cursing his staff for incompetent swine. ‘He’s a cheery old card,’ grunted Harry to Jack As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack. […]

Lest We Forget: Remembrance Sunday

November 9, 2014 by


Scotland will pause for two minutes at 11am today as people across the country take part in a two-minute silence to remember those who have died in conflicts.   This Remembrance Sunday, political leaders pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice: The Prime Minister paid tribute to the Armed Forces, both past […]

Remembrance Service at Granton Parish Church

October 29, 2014 by


Every year Granton Parish Church holds an Act of Remembrance for the community to remember people from the area who fell in the First and Second World Wars, who have served with our Armed Forces or been involved in conflicts around the world – past and present. This year – during the First World War […]

Lest we forget

November 9, 2013 by


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.

Remembrance reflections

November 11, 2012 by


I started crawling back towards our lines, and I had never seen so many dead men clumped together. That was all I could see and I thought to myself, ‘All the world’s dead – they’re all dead – they’re all dead’. That’s all I could think as I crawled along. Everywhere I passed, to my […]

Edinburgh ready to remember

November 8, 2012 by


Edinburgh will join the rest of the world in observing Remembrance Day on Sunday – a commemoration of the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war. Two minutes’ silence will be marked on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – a date which marks the […]

Thunderclap encourages cycberspace to observe Remembrance Sunday silence

November 5, 2012 by


Twitter and Facebook could fall silent this weekend as The Royal British Legion launches a campaign to extend Remembrance Sunday’s two-minute silence to the online community. Facebook and Twitter users will be encouraged to observe the silence by using Thunderclap, a new ‘crowdspeaking’ social media tool that allows users to issue a message simultaneously across […]

We will remember them

October 27, 2012 by


 In Flanders’ Fields In Flanders’ fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky the larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now […]