Silent Sunday….. Remembrance Sunday


Today, the 8th of November is Remembrance Sunday.  This year 2020 it will be a very different day, no large march past the Cenotaph in Whitehall, no major gatherings across the UK.  Seems so sad that in these strange time we live in that even our fallen heroes cannot be remember with the honour they all deserve. 

But that does not preclude us as individual from pausing at 11.00 am for two minutes of quiet reflection.

I will also recall the moving artistic installation that came to Derby 3 years ago….  The Weeping Window.  A wave of ceramic poppies reaching down to touch the pavement.  A moving commemoration to mark 100 years since the end of hostilities in the 1st World War.

It is a poor reflection on civilisation that Peace is still so elusive in our fragile world.

So please pause today…and remember with your own thoughts from your own family, community and your world.   

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

8th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

2 thoughts on “Silent Sunday….. Remembrance Sunday

  1. I am truly saddened that the fallen heroes cannot be openly remembered in public, but we who remember will never forget their sacrifices and we must ensure that future generations are taught to remember.


  2. No mass public gatherings……But the ceremony at the Whitehall Cenotaph, although very much scaled back, was very well handled. Dignified and perhaps even more moving than usual. TV coverage enabled anyone to share.


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