Solemn Armistice

armisticeI joined the procession to commemorate the lost of those who fought & perished in the WWII.

Armistice Day which was also known as Remembrance Day is a day of commemoration observed in the Commonwealth nations and various European countries (including France and Belgium) to commemorate the World War 1 and other wars. It is observed on November 11 to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. Remembrance Day is specifically dedicated to members of the armed forces who were killed during war, and was created by King George V of the United Kingdom on November 7, 1919 upon the suggestion of Edward George Honey. [Source: Wikipedia]

I hurried up to the Hoe that Sunday & upon arrival there were already masses of people thronging to the memorial. I didn’t get a nice spot to take some snapshots, so I wonder around to get some strategic spots albeit majority of the people there have already stood silent & listening ardently to the sermon of the military chaplain.

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To avoid embarrassment, I choose to reside somewhere at the Promenade near to the Sir Francis Drake’s statue, steadfastly roll Viewfinder out & start shooting.