Remembrance Day

November 11, 2011

Today is Remembrance Day here in the UK. This is to commemorate the First World War which ended at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month (11 o’clock on the 11th November 1918). Armistice day, as it was then known (when the warring forces agreed to stop fighting) has been observed ever since. At 11am GMT time there will be a two minutes silence to remember those people who died for their country in the First World War and all wars since.

Today I’ll be hanging out on my balcony watching the homecoming parade to mark the return of 3 Commando Brigade from Operation Herrick 14 in Afghanistan. *It is expected to be a huge event with 1,100 troops marching from the Hoe through the city centre and thousands of supporters turning out to watch and cheer them on.
It should be a really great event with lots of people supporting, as that’s one of the things I’ve noticed about Plymouth since living here. The people are so supportive and I’ll be surprised if I don’t see several large crowds supporting this parade.


*Taken from Plymouth City Council