We arrived for the Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square a little later than I would have liked. This meant we were further away from the action and couldn’t see anything. Le sigh.
But the fact that there were so many people made me happy. It’s important that the community comes together to recognise and pay tribute to our armed forces.
Each year, I dread the playing of The Last Post because without fail I start crying as soon as the first note fills the air. It’s never a pretty sight. Trust me.
So this year I hid behind my sunglasses (thank goodness for no rain!) and recorded the performance to keep myself distracted. It’s difficult to see in this video but one of the bugle players was up on the roof of the building centre screen.
I attempted to take videos of old military planes doing their fly-overs but failed miserably. The rest of the service was moving, as always.
Knowing that there’d be a parade after the ceremony, we decided to move further away and down the route to where it would be less crowded.
There was a fair amount of police presence today which is a shame that it’s necessary, but also a bit of comfort given the times that we live in.
While waiting, a few of the old military planes did one last fly-over and I managed to get a shot.
Hey, I didn’t say it was a good shot!
A little more waiting, which was a perfect opportunity for a selfie.
Finally, after what seemed like forever, they appeared!
Then it was time to make our way to the Angel of Victory statue nearby.
I love this piece, even more so on Remembrance Day.
Famished, it was now time to find somewhere to eat away from the masses.
How did you spend your Remembrance Day?