Every year, in every city across the UK, on the eleventh of November the people fall silent for a moment. As we all know, this is in rememberance of those who gave their lives in conflicts around the world and are still fighting today. In Lincoln we are no different in givng our thanks.
This year marks one hundred years since the outbreak of World War One. Services have already taken place this weekend to mark Rememberance Sunday at Lincoln Cathedral which were attended by the mayor. Meanwhile veterans and representatives of local military units paraded in uphill Lincoln. Today, Armistice day, marks the day the ceasefire came into effect at the elventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month which ended the first world war. Therefore at this time a two minute silence was held across the country and here in Lincoln a parade and service has been held.
When speaking about the service today ex-serviceman and president of the Lincoln branch of the Royal British Legion Barry Reeves said that “today is the largest number of people that I have seen at the service in my twenty years with the Legion and on Saturday there were still alot of people inspite of the rain”
Meanwhile at the Joseph Banks Conservatory, 94-year-old veteran Harold Burn from Nettleham has lit the first of one hundred special poppy tea lights. The poppies in this display have been bought by people as far away as Australia and will be on display until December.
While today’s service brings rememberance day to a close for this year, the Royal British Legion will continue to uphold their memory all year round.